Charleston has a total population of 53,421 and a student population of 4,100. Of these students, 1,396 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Charleston is the largest chemistry school in Charleston, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Chemistry program at University of Charleston.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Charleston in 2010. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Charleston was $24,000 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,937 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $27,700.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Charleston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 710 chemists in West Virginia. Of these chemists, 130 were working in the greater Charleston area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -6% in Charleston. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Charleston is $28,500 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.