California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in California, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in California in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all California chemistry schools was an average of $23,693 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in California. And if you live on campus at one of the California-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
If you plan on staying in California after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in California, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 chemists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater California area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 2% in California. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in California is $40,380 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.