Wilmington has a general population of 75,838 and an overall student population of 22,941. Approximately 12,924 of Wilmington's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Wilmington, by student population, is University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 2010, University of North Carolina-Wilmington graduated approximately 66 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 66 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Wilmington in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Wilmington's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,960 per year in instate tuition and $26,842 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $934 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wilmington-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,798 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,687.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Wilmington, your job prospects are not very good. There were 3,550 chemists working in North Carolina and 180 working in the greater Wilmington area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chemists in Wilmington will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Wilmington, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,550 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.