Hastings has a general population of 24,064 and an overall student population of 1,173. Approximately 1,154 of Hastings's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Hastings's largest chemistry school is Hastings College. In 2010, Hastings College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Hastings. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,782 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Hastings-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Hastings, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 330 chemists in Nebraska, 80 were working in the greater Hastings area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Hastings will decrease by -12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Hastings, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,850 per year. This is the same as the average salary for chemists in the state.