Butte has a general population of 33,892 and an overall student population of 2,741. Approximately 2,187 of Butte's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Butte's largest chemistry school is Montana Tech of the University of Montana. In 2010, Montana Tech of the University of Montana graduated approximately 6 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Butte in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,808 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Butte chemistry schools was an average of $27,622 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Butte-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,602 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 Butte, your job prospects are average. The number of chemists in Butte is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.