Fort Smith has a general population of 80,268 and an overall student population of 7,491. Approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Fort Smith, by student population, is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduated approximately 6 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Fort Smith. If you decide to attend one of Fort Smith's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in instate tuition and $21,040 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Smith-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Smith, your job prospects are average. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 11% in Fort Smith. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.