If you decide that you want to get a chemistry degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 chemistry schools in Spokane, Washington. Spokane has a general population of 195,629 and an overall student population of 28,115. Approximately 10,414 of Spokane's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Whitworth University is the largest chemistry school in Spokane, based on student population. In 2010, Whitworth University graduated approximately 15 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 24 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Spokane in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,162 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $930 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Spokane. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,183 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $32,163.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Spokane, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 25 chemists in Washington State were working in the greater Spokane area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Spokane will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Spokane is $54,610 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.
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