Joplin has a general population of 45,504 and an overall student population of 7,222. Approximately 5,701 of Joplin's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
The largest biochemistry school in Joplin, by student population, is Missouri Southern State University. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in Joplin. If you decide to attend one of Joplin's biochemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,980 per year in instate tuition and $17,982 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board at Joplin-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
If you plan on staying in Joplin after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Joplin, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are good. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Joplin will increase by 45% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.