Elkins has a general population of 7,032 and an overall student population of 710. Approximately 710 of Elkins's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Davis & Elkins College is the largest chemistry school in Elkins, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Davis & Elkins College.
A total of 1 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Elkins in 2010. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Elkins was $19,800 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 $7,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Elkins-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $24,000.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Elkins, your job prospects are not very good. There were 710 chemists working in West Virginia and 80 working in the greater Elkins area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chemists in Elkins 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 Elkins is $34,480 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.