Alva has a total population of 5,288 and a student population of 2,245. Of these students, 2,210 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University is the largest chemistry school in Alva, based on student population. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Alva in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,647 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Alva chemistry schools was an average of $18,878 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Alva-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $3,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Alva, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 350 chemists in Oklahoma, 80 were working in the greater Alva area. Alva's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Alva is $39,210 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.