Mount Vernon has a general population of 3,390 and an overall student population of 1,133. Approximately 1,133 of Mount Vernon's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Mount Vernon, by student population, is Cornell College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Cornell College.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Mount Vernon's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Mount Vernon, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $29,580.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $810 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Mount Vernon. And if you live on campus at one of the Mount Vernon-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Mount Vernon, your job prospects are not very good. There were 490 chemists working in Iowa and 60 working in the greater Mount Vernon area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 7% in Mount Vernon. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Mount Vernon is $63,860 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.