There are 2 chemistry schools in Tacoma, Washington. With an overall population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872, approximately 6,460 of Tacoma students attend one of Tacoma's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Tacoma's largest chemistry school is Pacific Lutheran University. In 2010, Pacific Lutheran University graduated approximately 10 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Tacoma's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Tacoma, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,867.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $986 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Tacoma. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,015 per year, on average, for room and board at Tacoma-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,607.
If you plan on staying in Tacoma after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Tacoma, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 chemists in Washington State were working in the greater Tacoma area. The number of chemists in Tacoma is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Tacoma, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,220 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.
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