With an overall population of 9,237 and a student population of 6,622, approximately 6,622 of Wharton students attend one of Wharton's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Wharton's largest chemistry school is Wharton County Junior College. In 2010, Wharton County Junior College graduated approximately 31 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Wharton's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend one of Wharton's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,665 per year in instate tuition and $10,433 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $925 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Wharton-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
If you plan on staying in Wharton after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Wharton, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. There were 6,910 chemists working in Texas and 70 working in the greater Wharton area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 3% in Wharton. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Wharton, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,250 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.