Chemistry in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Connecticut


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Connecticut graduates receive degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 266 chemists graduate from Connecticut's 16 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

Yale University, which is located in New Haven, is the top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 2nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Yale University graduated 72 students from its chemistry program. Yale University charged in-state students $38,300 in tuition fees per year.

Wesleyan University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a chemistry program. It is located in Middletown. In 2010, 30 students graduated from Wesleyan University chemistry program. Tuition at Wesleyan University was $42,084 per year.

University of Connecticut, which is located in Storrs Mansfield, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Connecticut graduated 75 students from its chemistry programs. University of Connecticut charged in-state students $10,416 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Chemistry schools in Connecticut, charge students an average tuition of $23,666 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,420 per year, or as little as $3,386 per year. In 2010, the chemistry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Connecticut were:

  1. Trinity College - located in Hartford, students are charged $42,420 per year
  2. Wesleyan University - located in Middletown, students are charged $42,084 per year
  3. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year

The chemistry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Connecticut were:

  1. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  2. Central Connecticut State University - located in New Britain, students are charged $7,861 per year
  3. Western Connecticut State University - located in Danbury, students are charged $7,909 per year

A chemistry degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Connecticut pursue careers as a chemist. If you decide to work as a chemist in Connecticut, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,360 Connecticut chemists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Connecticut chemists:

  1. Fairfield County - 490 chemists
  2. Hartford County - 420 chemists
  3. Middlesex County - 150 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of chemists in the state of Connecticut will shrink to 870. This would require a -6% decline in the profession.

Salary

A chemist in Connecticut earns $70,290 per year on average. However, Connecticut chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $32,330 per year to more than $148,840 per year in 2010. On average a chemist earns the most in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. New London County - $85,990 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $83,340 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $73,570 per year

On average, chemists earns the least in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Hartford County - $56,320 per year
  2. Fairfield County - $73,570 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $83,340 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut statistics regarding a career in chemistry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physics or chemistry.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Connecticut
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Connecticut

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemists 1,360 $70,290 18.3%
2
Chemical Technicians 590 $45,310 7.3%
3
Chemical Plant and System Operators 30 $60,680 -92.5%
 

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