Kilgore has a total population of 11,301 and a student population of 6,375. Of these students, 6,375 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Kilgore, by student population, is Kilgore College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Kilgore College.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Kilgore in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Kilgore's chemistry schools was $10,330 per year for instate students and $11,194 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,813 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kilgore-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $3,980 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,350.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Kilgore, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,410 chemists in Texas. Of these chemists, 30 were working in the greater Kilgore area. The number of chemists in Kilgore is expected to increase by 7% 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 Kilgore is $68,320 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.