Salem has a total population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514. Of these students, 2,838 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Salem, by student population, is Willamette University. In 2010, Willamette University graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Salem's chemistry schools. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Salem was $35,610 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $920 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Salem. And if you live on campus at one of the Salem-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,550 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Salem, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of chemists in Salem will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.