Huntsville has a total population of 35,078 and a student population of 16,850. Of these students, 16,772 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Huntsville's largest chemistry school is Sam Houston State University. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Sam Houston State University.
A reported 37 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Huntsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville chemistry schools was an average of $26,180 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,063 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Huntsville. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Huntsville after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Huntsville, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 124 chemists in Texas were working in the greater Huntsville area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Huntsville will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Huntsville is $37,250 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.