Chemistry in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Tennessee


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Tennessee receive chemistry degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 407 chemists graduate from Tennessee's 33 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a chemistry program is Vanderbilt University, which is located in Nashville. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. 57 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Students at Vanderbilt University paid $39,930 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a chemistry program is Rhodes College, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 26th nationwide. 16 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Rhodes College in 2010. Students at Rhodes College paid $34,580 per year in tuition fees.

Sewanee-The University of the South, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a chemistry program. It is located in Sewanee. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Sewanee-The University of the South chemistry program. Tuition at Sewanee-The University of the South was $35,862 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's chemistry schools ranges from $39,930 per year to $3,114 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,450 per year. The Tennessee chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Sewanee-The University of the South - located in Sewanee, students are charged $35,862 per year
  3. Rhodes College - located in Memphis, students are charged $34,580 per year

The following Tennessee chemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Northeast State Community College - located in Blountville, students are charged $3,114 per year
  2. Tennessee State University - located in Nashville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  3. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year

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

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Tennessee go on to work as a chemist. Tennessee had 1,120 chemists in 2010. The Tennessee counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Cannon County - 290 chemists
  2. Crittenden County - 250 chemists
  3. Hawkins County - 160 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of chemists in the state of Tennessee will shrink to 1,110. This would require a -8% decline in the profession.

Salary

On average, chemists earn $62,850 per year. However, Tennessee chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,630 per year to more than $137,980 per year in 2010. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Hawkins County - $83,090 per year
  2. Anderson County - $76,180 per year
  3. Catoosa County - $62,720 per year

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

  1. Cannon County - $42,710 per year
  2. Bledsoe County - $55,310 per year
  3. Crittenden County - $59,390 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Tennessee 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Tennessee
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Tennessee

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,885 miles from location The University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 37.7035 42% 29,934
6,021 miles from location Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 31.4044 54% 25,188
6,221 miles from location University of Memphis Memphis TN 60.1414 55% 21,424
5,800 miles from location East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 27.8697 51% 14,421
6,046 miles from location Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 89.4282 41% 12,506
5,974 miles from location Tennessee Technological University Cookeville TN 30.1175 50% 10,847
5,959 miles from location The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 26.5907 42% 10,526
6,078 miles from location Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN 23.2352 58% 10,188
6,048 miles from location Tennessee State University Nashville TN 25.6895 43% 8,824
6,162 miles from location The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin TN 29.0387 52% 8,163
5,803 miles from location Northeast State Community College Blountville TN 17.2694 89% 6,270
6,046 miles from location Belmont University Nashville TN 32.452 40% 5,424
5,935 miles from location Lee University Cleveland TN 27.2407 73% 4,262
5,873 miles from location Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 22.2824 33% 3,948
6,161 miles from location Union University Jackson TN 31.802 42% 3,916
6,046 miles from location Lipscomb University Nashville TN 29.1907 34% 3,413
6,142 miles from location Bethel University McKenzie TN 24.0655 60% 2,975
5,945 miles from location Southern Adventist University Collegedale TN 28.1437 56% 2,891
6,044 miles from location Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 24.3487 42% 2,476
5,862 miles from location Carson-Newman College Jefferson City TN 26.138 23% 2,150
6,158 miles from location Lane College Jackson TN 16.6539 33% 2,146
6,148 miles from location Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN 29.4285 64% 2,027
6,224 miles from location Christian Brothers University Memphis TN 25.6006 32% 1,926
5,790 miles from location King College Bristol TN 25.809 36% 1,804
6,224 miles from location Rhodes College Memphis TN 73.7165 20% 1,673
5,994 miles from location Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee TN 73.5956 24% 1,543
5,886 miles from location Maryville College Maryville TN 59.7129 27% 1,102
5,796 miles from location Milligan College Milligan College TN 62.7493 50% 1,100
5,920 miles from location Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens TN 24.9638 43% 1,070
6,227 miles from location Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis TN 12.7241 22% 890
6,159 miles from location Lambuth University Jackson TN 21.2477 43% 654
6,047 miles from location Fisk University Nashville TN 25.7742 15% 650
5,908 miles from location Hiwassee College Madisonville TN 42.181 40% 138
 

Curious what studying Chemistry gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemical Plant and System Operators + 1,530 $53,550 -30.5%
2
Chemical Technicians + 1,420 $42,550 25.7%
3
Chemists + 1,120 $62,850 34.9%
 

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