With an overall population of 56,255 and a student population of 24,647, approximately 11,143 of Pensacola students attend one of Pensacola's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The University of West Florida is the largest chemistry school in Pensacola, based on student population. In 2010, The University of West Florida graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Pensacola's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Pensacola's chemistry schools was $15,625 per year for instate students and $26,789 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Pensacola. And if you live on campus at one of the Pensacola-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $5,225 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,749.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pensacola, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 22 chemists in Florida were working in the greater Pensacola area. The number of chemists in Pensacola is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Pensacola is $48,380 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.