With an overall population of 180,480 and a student population of 30,362, approximately 16,875 of Reno students attend one of Reno's schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Nevada-Reno is the largest chemistry school in Reno, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Chemistry program at University of Nevada-Reno.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Reno. Tuition in 2009 at Reno's chemistry 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 chemistry 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 chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Reno, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,020 chemists in Nevada, 400 were working in the greater Reno area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Reno. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Reno is $27,230 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.