Fullerton, CA (population: 133,165) has two chemistry schools within its city limits. California State University-Fullerton, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 36,262. It is the 1022nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about chemistry programs in Fullerton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at California State University such as Rosa Aguilera, John Alexander, Jared Ashcroft, Robert Belloli, Amanda Boone, and Guy Dadson.
Chemistry students from Fullerton schools who go on to become chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,910 people working as chemists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,740. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 220 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $109,820. Chemists in this area earn $70,730/yr and there are 820 employed.
Fullerton lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fullerton are held by chemists, and 0/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 2 chemistry schools in Fullerton, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fullerton College comes out as the most expensive ($5,967/yr) for chemistry students, with California State University-Fullerton as the lowest, reported at only $4,874/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fullerton|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||7.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||10.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||11.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||11.8 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||12.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||14.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||14.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||17.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||19.0 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||24.3 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||24.7 miles|