If you are interested in pursuing chemistry, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 chemistry schools in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison has a total population of 208,054 and a student population of 78,603. Of these students, 44,203 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Madison's largest chemistry school is University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduated approximately 104 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 109 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Madison in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Madison's chemistry schools was $25,989 per year for instate students and $33,363 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $920 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,129 per year, on average, for room and board at Madison-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,451.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Madison, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,660 chemists working in Wisconsin and 400 working in the greater Madison area in 2010. Madison's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by 0% 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 Madison is $50,810 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.