Hays has a general population of 20,013 and an overall student population of 11,350. Approximately 11,308 of Hays's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Hays, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Fort Hays State University. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Fort Hays State University.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Hays. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,674 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hays chemistry schools was an average of $22,827 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $840 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board at Hays-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hays, your job prospects are not very good. There were 530 chemists working in Kansas and 270 working in the greater Hays area in 2010. Hays's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -20% 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 Hays is $49,360 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.