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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Texas


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Texas graduates receive degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 1,654 chemists graduate from Texas' 94 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked 11th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a chemistry program. It is located in Austin. In 2010, 118 students graduated from The University of Texas at Austin's chemistry program. The tuition rate at The University of Texas at Austin was $9,418 per year.

Rice University, which is located in Houston, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 62 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Rice University in 2010. Tuition at Rice University was $33,771 per year.

Texas A & M University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a chemistry program. It is located in College Station. In 2010, 96 students graduated from Texas A & M University chemistry program. Tuition at Texas A & M University was $8,387 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Texas chemistry school, average tuition will be $9,924 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,007 per year to $37,230 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  3. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Texas chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  3. Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Texas pursue careers as a chemist. Texas had 5,080 chemists in 2010. The Texas counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Austin County - 1,960 chemists
  2. Collin County - 780 chemists
  3. Bastrop County - 480 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,840 chemists working in the Texas then.

Salary

A chemist in Texas earns $72,530 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. chemists in Texas had varying salaries from $30,170 to $154,410 per year in 2010. The counties in Texas with the highest average salary for a chemist are:

  1. Bee County - $86,630 per year
  2. Anderson County - $86,110 per year
  3. Austin County - $82,940 per year

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

  1. Brazos County - $46,750 per year
  2. Bastrop County - $50,910 per year
  3. El Paso County - $57,800 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,616 miles from location The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson TX 71.7747 47% 15,783
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,547 miles from location University of Houston-Downtown Houston TX 10.696 n/a 12,742
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,619 miles from location Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 37.1432 30% 10,891
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,547 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,531 miles from location University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX 1.77921 n/a 7,643
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,642 miles from location Texas State Technical College Waco Waco TX 16.0745 n/a 6,816
6,734 miles from location University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio TX 54.816 32% 6,756
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,803 miles from location Texas A & M International University Laredo TX 23.8854 40% 6,419
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,894 miles from location Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 54.6831 63% 5,886
6,660 miles from location Temple College Temple TX 8.53874 n/a 5,659
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,549 miles from location Rice University Houston TX 86.3426 36% 5,576
6,688 miles from location Saint Edward's University Austin TX 66.4712 38% 5,293
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,648 miles from location Victoria College Victoria TX 13.5791 n/a 4,054
6,526 miles from location College of the Mainland Texas City TX 8.31197 n/a 3,916
6,552 miles from location Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX 13.0717 n/a 3,908
6,740 miles from location St Marys University San Antonio TX 60.1135 29% 3,893
6,947 miles from location The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa TX 22.914 52% 3,546
6,501 miles from location LeTourneau University Longview TX 61.8404 53% 3,386
6,648 miles from location Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 50.675 56% 3,333
6,469 miles from location Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont TX 11.9688 n/a 3,154
6,549 miles from location University of St Thomas Houston TX 59.2959 41% 3,132
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,627 miles from location University of Dallas Irving TX 70.6714 33% 2,883
6,556 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
6,735 miles from location Trinity University San Antonio TX 35.2819 26% 2,693
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,739 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 20.1101 32% 2,660
6,859 miles from location Western Texas College Snyder TX 19.1486 n/a 2,473
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,448 miles from location Lamar State College-Orange Orange TX 9.77762 n/a 2,262
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,793 miles from location McMurry University Abilene TX 20.6126 36% 1,509
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,705 miles from location Texas Lutheran University Seguin TX 56.0302 49% 1,387
6,604 miles from location Austin College Sherman TX 70.387 30% 1,364
6,681 miles from location Southwestern University Georgetown TX 33.4762 24% 1,301
6,864 miles from location Frank Phillips College Borger TX 15.4746 n/a 1,239
6,480 miles from location Wiley College Marshall TX 12.1023 n/a 1,237
6,753 miles from location Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 22.4355 41% 1,232
6,480 miles from location East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX 22.584 51% 1,179
6,771 miles from location Schreiner University Kerrville TX 57.5304 47% 1,049
6,686 miles from location Huston-Tillotson University Austin TX 16.9395 36% 882
6,652 miles from location Southwestern Adventist University Keene TX 20.5477 36% 809
6,528 miles from location Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX 7.36181 n/a 628
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemical Plant and System Operators + 9,820 $62,890 -9.7%
2
Chemical Technicians + 5,280 $48,930 -1.1%
3
Chemists + 5,080 $72,530 25.4%
 

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