Chambersburg has a general population of 17,862 and an overall student population of 996. Approximately 840 of Chambersburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Chambersburg's largest chemistry school is Wilson College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Wilson College with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Chambersburg's chemistry schools. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Chambersburg was $26,930 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Chambersburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,070 per year, on average, for room and board at Chambersburg-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,010.
If you plan on staying in Chambersburg after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Chambersburg, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. There were 4,600 chemists working in Pennsylvania and 100 working in the greater Chambersburg area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 2% in Chambersburg. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Chambersburg is $44,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.