With an overall population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104, approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill students attend one of Chapel Hill's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Chapel Hill, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Approximately 167 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 167 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Chapel Hill in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chapel Hill chemistry schools was an average of $35,739 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chapel Hill-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you plan on staying in Chapel Hill after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Chapel Hill, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,550 chemists in North Carolina, 1,010 were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Chapel Hill will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Chapel Hill is $77,750 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.