Chapel Hill has a total population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104. Of these students, 28,916 are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the largest biochemistry school in Chapel Hill, based on student population. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduated approximately 15 students from its biochemistry program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in Chapel Hill. If you decide to attend one of Chapel Hill's biochemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in instate tuition and $35,739 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Chapel Hill-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 biochemists in North Carolina were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 14% in Chapel Hill. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Chapel Hill is $39,720 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.