Austin, Texas has 2 biochemistry schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biochemistry. With an overall population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227, approximately 56,288 of Austin students attend one of Austin's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Austin's largest biochemistry school is The University of Texas at Austin. Approximately 109 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 112 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Austin's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,937 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Austin biochemistry schools was an average of $40,475 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $980 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Austin-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,249 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,272.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Austin, your job prospects are good. There were 3,810 biochemists working in Texas and 590 working in the greater Austin area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Austin will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Austin is $31,740 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.