In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a biochemistry degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,877 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,976 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

44% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,220 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

What do biochemistry graduates earn?

Biochemistry students make an average of $62,763 per year after graduation. This is 6% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

24% of biochemistry graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 62,763 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 55% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

16% above average compared to other degrees


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