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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Kansas

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Kansas receive chemistry degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 160 chemists graduate from Kansas' 24 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas with a chemistry program is Southwestern College, which is located in Winfield. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. 1 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Southwestern College in 2010. Students at Southwestern College paid $20,656 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Kansas with a chemistry program is Newman University, which is located in Wichita. In 2010, it was ranked 47th nationwide. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Newman University chemistry program. Tuition at Newman University was $20,712 per year.

The third-ranked school in Kansas that has a chemistry program is Sterling College. Sterling College, which was ranked 47th in the country in 2010, is located in Sterling. In 2010, Sterling College graduated 1 students from its chemistry programs. Tuition at Sterling College was $19,000 per year.


Chemistry schools in Kansas, charge students an average tuition of $12,410 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $22,280 per year, or as little as $2,080 per year. In 2010, the chemistry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kansas were:

  1. Baker University - located in Baldwin City, students are charged $22,280 per year
  2. Newman University - located in Wichita, students are charged $20,712 per year
  3. Bethel College - located in North Newton, students are charged $20,700 per year

The following Kansas chemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Allen County Community College - located in Iola, students are charged $2,080 per year
  2. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School - located in Liberal, students are charged $2,080 per year
  3. Dodge City Community College - located in Dodge City, students are charged $2,180 per year

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

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Kansas go on to work as a chemist. In 2010, there were 720 chemists working in Kansas. In Kansas, the largest numbers of chemists work in the following counties:

  1. Allen County - 190 chemists
  2. Butler County - 50 chemists
  3. Jackson County - 40 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chemists in Kansas will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 790 chemists working in Kansas.


On average, a chemist earns a salary of $63,300 per year in Kansas state. However, Kansas chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $35,580 per year to more than $119,410 per year in 2010. On average a chemist earns the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Butler County - $66,260 per year
  2. Allen County - $54,000 per year
  3. Jackson County - $49,510 per year

The Kansas counties with the lowest average salary for chemists are:

  1. Jackson County - $49,510 per year
  2. Allen County - $54,000 per year
  3. Butler County - $66,260 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kansas statistics regarding a career in chemistry. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physics or chemistry.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry in Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Kansas
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Kansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,508 miles from location University of Kansas Lawrence KS 37.0315 45% 29,242
6,577 miles from location Kansas State University Manhattan KS 38.7523 72% 23,581
6,624 miles from location Wichita State University Wichita KS 28.1041 53% 14,601
6,727 miles from location Fort Hays State University Hays KS 28.9875 40% 11,308
6,483 miles from location Pittsburg State University Pittsburg KS 30.5057 55% 7,277
6,531 miles from location Washburn University Topeka KS 26.668 52% 6,652
6,559 miles from location Emporia State University Emporia KS 26.6851 61% 6,314
6,697 miles from location Barton County Community College Great Bend KS 20.0068 n/a 4,237
6,505 miles from location Baker University Baldwin City KS 26.5047 36% 3,853
6,519 miles from location Allen County Community College Iola KS 14.0674 n/a 3,124
6,628 miles from location Friends University Wichita KS 20.8027 51% 2,853
6,628 miles from location Newman University Wichita KS 53.2302 19% 2,557
6,497 miles from location Benedictine College Atchison KS 25.317 29% 1,877
6,826 miles from location Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Liberal KS 22.2726 n/a 1,850
6,609 miles from location Southwestern College Winfield KS 53.8865 45% 1,810
6,482 miles from location MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe KS 28.6396 54% 1,778
6,514 miles from location Labette Community College Parsons KS 16.7815 n/a 1,756
6,772 miles from location Dodge City Community College Dodge City KS 17.8849 n/a 1,706
6,488 miles from location University of Saint Mary Leavenworth KS 19.5506 32% 1,072
6,635 miles from location Kansas Wesleyan University Salina KS 19.7085 44% 852
6,670 miles from location Sterling College Sterling KS 52.7272 36% 722
6,615 miles from location Tabor College Hillsboro KS 29.0516 44% 640
6,639 miles from location Bethany College Lindsborg KS 18.8974 37% 592
6,625 miles from location Bethel College North Newton KS 30.3056 32% 437

Curious what studying Chemistry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Kansas

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists + 720 $63,300 35.8%
Chemical Technicians + 540 $38,980 42.1%
Chemical Plant and System Operators + 490 $50,610 -53.8%

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