Aiken has a total population of 25,337 and a student population of 3,299. Of these students, 3,269 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Aiken's largest chemistry school is University of South Carolina-Aiken. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Aiken graduated approximately 7 students from its chemistry program.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Aiken in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Aiken's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,450 per year in instate tuition and $26,182 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Aiken-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,190.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Aiken, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 chemists in South Carolina were working in the greater Aiken area. Aiken's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Aiken is $57,650 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.