With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer chemistry programs.
West Chester's largest chemistry school is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a chemistry degree in West Chester. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in West Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board at West Chester-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you decide to work as a chemist in West Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,050 chemists in Pennsylvania. Of these chemists, 2,330 were working in the greater West Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 3% in West Chester. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in West Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,930 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.