Bolivar has a general population of 9,143 and an overall student population of 3,716. Approximately 3,716 of Bolivar's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Bolivar, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Southwest Baptist University. In 2010, Southwest Baptist University graduated approximately 2 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Bolivar's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Bolivar, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $16,530.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Bolivar. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,470 per year, on average, for room and board at Bolivar-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,530.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bolivar, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 700 chemists in Missouri. Of these chemists, 40 were working in the greater Bolivar area. The number of chemists in Bolivar is expected to decrease by -2% 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 Bolivar is $35,620 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.