Union has a total population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065. Of these students, 15,051 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Union's largest chemistry school is Kean University. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Kean University with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Union. If you decide to attend one of Union's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,184 per year in instate tuition and $29,819 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Union. And if you live on campus at one of the Union-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Union, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,300 chemists in New Jersey, 2,300 were working in the greater Union area. Union's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -11% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Union is $77,540 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.