With an overall population of 76,415 and a student population of 13,032, approximately 5,811 of Scranton students attend one of Scranton's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Scranton's largest biochemistry school is University of Scranton. In 2010, University of Scranton graduated approximately 21 students from its biochemistry program.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Scranton in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biochemistry schools in Scranton was $33,124 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,150 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,440 per year, on average, for room and board at Scranton-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $38,574.
If you plan on staying in Scranton after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Scranton, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 67 biochemists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Scranton area. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 9% in Scranton. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Scranton is $39,510 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.