Oakdale has a total population of 8,075 and a student population of 5,532. Of these students, 5,532 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Oakdale, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Dowling College. In 2010, Dowling College graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Oakdale's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Oakdale, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $22,850.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Oakdale-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,950.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakdale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,190 chemists in New York. Of these chemists, 700 were working in the greater Oakdale area. Oakdale's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -10% 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 Oakdale is $64,890 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.