With an overall population of 17,708 and a student population of 3,198, approximately 3,198 of Forest Grove students attend one of Forest Grove's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Pacific University is the largest chemistry school in Forest Grove, based on student population. In 2010, Pacific University graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Forest Grove's chemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,966 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,118 per year, on average, for room and board at Forest Grove-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Forest Grove, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 590 chemists in Oregon, 530 were working in the greater Forest Grove area. Forest Grove's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Forest Grove, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.