Chemistry in Texas

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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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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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