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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Missouri


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 389 chemists graduate from Missouri's 29 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri that has a chemistry program is Westminster College. Westminster College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Fulton. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Westminster College's chemistry program. Students at Westminster College paid $19,760 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Missouri with a chemistry program is Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles. In 2010, it was ranked 43rd nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Lindenwood University chemistry program. Lindenwood University charged in-state students $13,540 in tuition fees per year.

Washington University in St Louis, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a chemistry program. It is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, 50 students graduated from Washington University in St Louis chemistry program. Washington University in St Louis charged in-state students $40,369 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Missouri chemistry school, average tuition will be $14,304 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,490 per year to $40,369 per year. In 2010, the chemistry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

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

  1. Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year
  2. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year
  3. Missouri Western State University - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $4,562 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Missouri pursue careers as a chemist. In 2010, there were 1,970 chemists working in Missouri. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri chemists:

  1. Bond County - 1,210 chemists
  2. Franklin County - 830 chemists
  3. Boone County - 200 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to shrink by -1% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,380 chemists working in the Missouri then.

Salary

A chemist in Missouri makes an average of $63,460 per year. But, salaries for chemists can vary. In 2010, chemists made as little as less than $35,210 per year or as much as more than $95,760 per year in Missouri. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for a chemist are:

  1. Audrain County - $72,890 per year
  2. Bond County - $65,570 per year
  3. Franklin County - $64,380 per year

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

  1. Boone County - $56,980 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $64,350 per year
  3. Franklin County - $64,380 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in chemistry in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physics or chemistry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry in Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Missouri
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Missouri
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemical Plant and System Operators n/a $46,550
2
Chemists 1,970 $63,460 -14.3%
3
Chemical Technicians 900 $42,300 -3.2%
 

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