Reno has a general population of 180,480 and an overall student population of 30,362. Approximately 16,875 of Reno's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
University of Nevada-Reno is the largest biochemistry school in Reno, based on student population. In 2010, University of Nevada-Reno graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in Reno. Tuition in 2009 at Reno's biochemistry schools was $20,345 per year for instate students and $32,685 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Reno. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,245 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,095.
If you plan on staying in Reno after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Reno, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are good. In 2010, there were 900 biochemists in Nevada. Of these biochemists, 140 were working in the greater Reno area. The number of biochemists in Reno is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Reno is $91,900 per year, which is higher than the average for biochemists state-wide.