Wheeling has a general population of 31,419 and an overall student population of 4,720. Approximately 1,367 of Wheeling's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Wheeling Jesuit University is the largest chemistry school in Wheeling, based on student population. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Wheeling Jesuit University with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Wheeling. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,430 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wheeling-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,944 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,030.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Wheeling, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 710 chemists in West Virginia. Of these chemists, 90 were working in the greater Wheeling area. The number of chemists in Wheeling 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 Wheeling is $37,110 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.