Rolla has a general population of 16,367 and an overall student population of 7,045. Approximately 6,814 of Rolla's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Rolla's largest chemistry school is Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2010, Missouri University of Science and Technology graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Rolla. If you decide to attend one of Rolla's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,446 per year in instate tuition and $31,537 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rolla-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,010 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 Rolla, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,400 chemists in Missouri. Of these chemists, 40 were working in the greater Rolla area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Rolla will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Rolla, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.