Knoxville has a general population of 173,890 and an overall student population of 43,565. Approximately 29,934 of Knoxville's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Knoxville's largest chemistry school is The University of Tennessee. In 2010, The University of Tennessee graduated approximately 49 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 68 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Knoxville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Knoxville's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,780 per year in instate tuition and $36,098 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,366 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Knoxville-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home 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 Knoxville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,140 chemists in Tennessee, 230 were working in the greater Knoxville area. The number of chemists in Knoxville 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 Knoxville is $45,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.