If you are interested in pursuing chemistry, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 chemistry schools in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington has a total population of 260,512 and a student population of 45,371. Of these students, 27,387 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Kentucky is the largest chemistry school in Lexington, based on student population. In 2010, University of Kentucky graduated approximately 28 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Lexington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,791 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lexington chemistry schools was an average of $32,069 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,447 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,106.
If you plan on staying in Lexington after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Lexington, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 800 chemists in Kentucky, 70 were working in the greater Lexington area. The number of chemists in Lexington is expected to decrease by -3% 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 Lexington is $60,260 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.