West Chester has a total population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211. Of these students, 14,211 are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the largest biochemistry school in West Chester, based on student population. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in West Chester. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Chester biochemistry schools was an average of $28,299 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,320 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Chester-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in West Chester, your job prospects are average. There were 3,200 biochemists working in Pennsylvania and 1,900 working in the greater West Chester area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biochemists in West Chester will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in West Chester is $46,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.