Hickory has a total population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202. Of these students, 1,674 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Hickory's largest chemistry school is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, Lenoir-Rhyne University graduated approximately 3 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Hickory in 2010. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Hickory was $24,200 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 80 chemists in North Carolina were working in the greater Hickory area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Hickory will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,400 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.