Baton Rouge, Louisiana has 2 chemistry schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in chemistry. Baton Rouge has a total population of 227,818 and a student population of 51,121. Of these students, 36,262 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 2 chemistry schools in Baton Rouge, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. In 2010, approximately 44 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Baton Rouge's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Baton Rouge's chemistry schools was $15,587 per year for instate students and $23,058 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Baton Rouge-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,702 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,133.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Baton Rouge, your job prospects are not very good. There were 3,760 chemists working in Louisiana and 1,600 working in the greater Baton Rouge area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -9% in Baton Rouge. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Baton Rouge, you can expect to make an average salary of $63,000 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750
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