With an overall population of 36,264 and a student population of 7,305, approximately 7,194 of Florence students attend one of Florence's schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of North Alabama is the largest chemistry school in Florence, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Chemistry program at University of North Alabama.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Florence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,198 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Florence chemistry schools was an average of $17,206 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Florence-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $4,783 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,414.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Florence, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,080 chemists working in Alabama and 50 working in the greater Florence area in 2010. Florence's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Florence is $33,400 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.