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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Kentucky


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Kentucky receive chemistry degrees every year. Thus, Kentucky's 24 chemistry schools put out approximately 253 chemists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a chemistry program is Centre College. Centre College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Danville. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Centre College's chemistry program. Students at Centre College paid $32,600 per year in tuition fees.

University of Kentucky, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a chemistry program. It is located in Lexington. 28 students graduated with degree in chemistry from University of Kentucky in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Kentucky was $8,610 per year.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a chemistry program is Berea College. Berea College, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in Berea. 8 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Berea College in 2010. Berea College charged in-state students $910 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Chemistry schools in Kentucky, charge students an average tuition of $14,819 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,600 per year, or as little as $910 per year. The Kentucky chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Centre College - located in Danville, students are charged $32,600 per year
  2. Bellarmine University - located in Louisville, students are charged $30,310 per year
  3. Georgetown College - located in Georgetown, students are charged $27,640 per year

The following Kentucky chemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Berea College - located in Berea, students are charged $910 per year
  2. Ashland Community and Technical College - located in Ashland, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Jefferson Community and Technical College - located in Louisville, students are charged $3,200 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Kentucky pursue careers as a chemist. In 2010, there were 710 chemists working in Kentucky. The Kentucky counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Clark County - 170 chemists
  2. Anderson County - 110 chemists
  3. Ballard County - 90 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chemists in Kentucky will shrink by -3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 770 chemists working in Kentucky.

Salary

A chemist in Kentucky makes an average of $60,380 per year. However, Kentucky chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $34,490 per year to more than $104,960 per year in 2010. The following counties in Kentucky have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Daviess County - $67,190 per year
  2. Clark County - $65,790 per year
  3. Ballard County - $64,120 per year

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

  1. Edmonson County - $46,010 per year
  2. Anderson County - $59,760 per year
  3. Bourbon County - $62,550 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kentucky 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 Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Kentucky
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Kentucky

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemical Plant and System Operators 920 $56,020 -44.9%
2
Chemists 710 $60,380 20.3%
3
Chemical Technicians 490 $43,100 -43.7%
 

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