With an overall population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251, approximately 28,898 of Morgantown students attend one of Morgantown's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Morgantown, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 56 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 56 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Morgantown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's chemistry schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Morgantown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 chemists in West Virginia were working in the greater Morgantown area. The number of chemists in Morgantown 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 Morgantown is $43,910 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.