With an overall population of 803 and a student population of 4,256, approximately 4,256 of Shepherdstown students attend one of Shepherdstown's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Shepherdstown's largest chemistry school is Shepherd University. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Shepherd University with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Shepherdstown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,562 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shepherdstown chemistry schools was an average of $23,902 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Shepherdstown. And if you live on campus at one of the Shepherdstown-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Shepherdstown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 410 chemists in West Virginia, 1,230 were working in the greater Shepherdstown area. The number of chemists in Shepherdstown is expected to decrease by -2% 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 Shepherdstown is $110,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.