Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629. Of these students, 10,526 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the largest chemistry school in Chattanooga, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduated approximately 31 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Chattanooga's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Chattanooga's chemistry schools was $17,938 per year for instate students and $29,236 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Chattanooga, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,140 chemists in Tennessee, 170 were working in the greater Chattanooga area. The number of chemists in Chattanooga is expected to decrease by -14% 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 Chattanooga is $42,020 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.