Pittsburg has a general population of 19,243 and an overall student population of 7,277. Approximately 7,277 of Pittsburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Pittsburg, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Pittsburg State University. In 2010, Pittsburg State University graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Pittsburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Pittsburg's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,862 per year in instate tuition and $23,386 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Pittsburg-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
If you plan on staying in Pittsburg after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Pittsburg, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. There were 530 chemists working in Kansas and 270 working in the greater Pittsburg area in 2010. Pittsburg'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 Pittsburg is $49,360 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.