With an overall population of 45,504 and a student population of 7,222, approximately 5,701 of Joplin students attend one of Joplin's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Joplin, by student population, is Missouri Southern State University. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Joplin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Joplin chemistry schools was an average of $17,982 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Joplin. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board at Joplin-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Joplin, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of chemists in Joplin will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.