Durham, North Carolina has 2 chemistry schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in chemistry. Durham has a total population of 187,035 and a student population of 29,266. Of these students, 22,937 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Duke University is the largest chemistry school in Durham, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 59 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Duke University.
A total of 67 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Durham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Durham's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $34,147 per year in instate tuition and $39,182 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,365 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Durham. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,842 per year, on average, for room and board at Durham-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,132.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Durham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,550 chemists in North Carolina. Of these chemists, 1,010 were working in the greater Durham area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by 0% in Durham. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Durham, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,750 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.
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