Murfreesboro has a general population of 68,816 and an overall student population of 25,929. Approximately 25,188 of Murfreesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Murfreesboro's largest chemistry school is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, approximately 26 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Middle Tennessee State University.
A total of 26 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Murfreesboro in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Murfreesboro's chemistry schools was $16,878 per year for instate students and $28,806 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,220 chemists in Tennessee, 290 were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. The number of chemists in Murfreesboro is expected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Murfreesboro, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,120 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.