San Marcos has a general population of 34,733 and an overall student population of 30,803. Approximately 30,803 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Of the 1 biochemistry schools in San Marcos, the largest biochemistry school, by student population, is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Biochemistry program at Texas State University-San Marcos.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of San Marcos's biochemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at San Marcos's biochemistry schools was $18,148 per year for instate students and $24,796 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the San Marcos-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,810 biochemists in Texas, 590 were working in the greater San Marcos area. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 22% in San Marcos. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in San Marcos is $31,740 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.