Shippensburg has a total population of 5,586 and a student population of 8,253. Of these students, 8,253 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Shippensburg, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 9 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Shippensburg's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend one of Shippensburg's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,256 per year in instate tuition and $25,692 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
If you plan on staying in Shippensburg after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Shippensburg, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,050 chemists in Pennsylvania, 130 were working in the greater Shippensburg area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 3% in Shippensburg. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Shippensburg is $51,340 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.