Huntington has a total population of 51,475 and a student population of 18,092. Of these students, 13,776 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Marshall University is the largest chemistry school in Huntington, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Marshall University.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Huntington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,668 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntington chemistry schools was an average of $23,914 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntington-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,556 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,116.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Huntington, your job prospects are not very good. There were 410 chemists working in West Virginia and 60 working in the greater Huntington area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chemists in Huntington will decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Huntington, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,950 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.