Murray has a general population of 14,950 and an overall student population of 10,117. Approximately 10,071 of Murray's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Murray State University is the largest chemistry school in Murray, based on student population. In 2010, Murray State University graduated approximately 30 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Murray. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,210 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Murray chemistry schools was an average of $26,470 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $990 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,562 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Murray, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,010 chemists in Kentucky. Of these chemists, 260 were working in the greater Murray area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -16% in Murray. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Murray is $57,700 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.