Great Bend has a total population of 15,345 and a student population of 4,237. Of these students, 4,237 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Great Bend, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Barton County Community College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Barton County Community College.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Great Bend chemistry schools was an average of $14,552 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,036 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board at Great Bend-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Great Bend, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 chemists in Kansas were working in the greater Great Bend area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -20% in Great Bend. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Great Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,360 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.