Charleston has a total population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966. Of these students, 11,966 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Charleston, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, Eastern Illinois University graduated approximately 15 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Charleston. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,877 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Charleston chemistry schools was an average of $34,217 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $120 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Charleston. And if you live on campus at one of the Charleston-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Charleston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,130 chemists in Illinois. Of these chemists, 50 were working in the greater Charleston area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -3% in Charleston. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Charleston is $34,450 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.