With an overall population of 20,546 and a student population of 11,282, approximately 11,264 of Ruston students attend one of Ruston's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Ruston, by student population, is Louisiana Tech University. In 2010, Louisiana Tech University graduated approximately 6 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Ruston's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Ruston's chemistry schools was $15,534 per year for instate students and $20,931 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ruston-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ruston, your job prospects are average. The number of chemists in Ruston is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.