With an overall population of 25,944 and a student population of 2,476, approximately 2,476 of Columbus students attend one of Columbus's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Columbus, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Mississippi University for Women. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Mississippi University for Women with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Columbus in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Columbus's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,802 per year in instate tuition and $21,430 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbus-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $5,164 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,638.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Columbus, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 460 chemists in Mississippi. Of these chemists, 60 were working in the greater Columbus area. The number of chemists in Columbus is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Columbus, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.