Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
The largest biochemistry school in Missoula, by student population, is The University of Montana. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Montana with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Missoula's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,455 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Missoula biochemistry schools was an average of $29,889 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Missoula, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 610 biochemists in Montana, 70 were working in the greater Missoula area. The number of biochemists in Missoula is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Missoula is $31,310 per year, which is higher than the average for biochemists state-wide.