Lakewood has a general population of 36,065 and an overall student population of 9,996. Approximately 3,023 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Lakewood, by student population, is Georgian Court University. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Georgian Court University.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Lakewood's chemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,490 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,350 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board at Lakewood-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,040.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lakewood, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,300 chemists in New Jersey. Of these chemists, 1,970 were working in the greater Lakewood area. The number of chemists in Lakewood is expected to decrease by -11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Lakewood, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,320 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.