San Marcos has a total population of 34,733 and a student population of 30,803. Of these students, 30,803 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in San Marcos, by student population, is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to attend one of San Marcos's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in instate tuition and $24,796 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board at San Marcos-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in San Marcos, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 chemists in Texas were working in the greater San Marcos area. The government projects that the number of chemists in San Marcos will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in San Marcos, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,510 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.