Buckhannon has a general population of 5,725 and an overall student population of 1,530. Approximately 1,416 of Buckhannon's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Buckhannon, by student population, is West Virginia Wesleyan College. In 2010, West Virginia Wesleyan College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Buckhannon's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Buckhannon, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $22,880.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Buckhannon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,809 per year, on average, for room and board at Buckhannon-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Buckhannon, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 710 chemists in West Virginia, 80 were working in the greater Buckhannon area. The number of chemists in Buckhannon is expected to 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 Buckhannon is $34,480 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.