With an overall population of 1,102 and a student population of 2,882, approximately 2,882 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Athens, by student population, is Concord University. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Concord University.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Athens's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend one of Athens's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,756 per year in instate tuition and $21,832 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based chemistry schools. 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 Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 710 chemists in West Virginia, 90 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Athens will decrease by -6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Athens is $33,010 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.