Richardson has a general population of 91,802 and an overall student population of 16,244. Approximately 15,783 of Richardson's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Richardson's largest chemistry school is The University of Texas at Dallas. Approximately 37 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Dallas with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 37 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Richardson in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Richardson's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,772 per year in instate tuition and $32,602 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Richardson. And if you live on campus at one of the Richardson-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richardson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,910 chemists in Texas, 870 were working in the greater Richardson area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 3% in Richardson. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Richardson, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,510 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.