With an overall population of 199,564 and a student population of 36,271, approximately 30,049 of Lubbock students attend one of Lubbock's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Texas Tech University is the largest biochemistry school in Lubbock, based on student population. In 2010, Texas Tech University graduated approximately 41 students with credentials in biochemistry.
A reported 41 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry in Lubbock in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lubbock's biochemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,288 per year in instate tuition and $24,936 per year in out of state tuition.
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 biochemistry program in Lubbock. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,805 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lubbock, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 139 biochemists in Texas were working in the greater Lubbock area. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 22% in Lubbock. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Lubbock is $22,860 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.