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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Wisconsin


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Wisconsin students graduate with degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 315 chemists graduate from Wisconsin's 29 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is located in Madison, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 12th in the country in 2010. 107 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Madison was $8,983 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a chemistry program is Marquette University. Marquette University, which was ranked 25th in the country in 2010, is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Marquette University chemistry program. Tuition at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is located in Whitewater, is the third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 35th in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with degree in chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2010. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,836 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Wisconsin's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $17,161 per year, though tuition can range from $36,312 per year to $3,620 per year. In 2010, the chemistry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Lawrence University - located in Appleton, students are charged $36,312 per year
  2. Beloit College - located in Beloit, students are charged $35,038 per year
  3. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year

The following Wisconsin chemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Milwaukee Area Technical College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $3,620 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Parkside - located in Kenosha, students are charged $6,619 per year
  3. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - located in Oshkosh, students are charged $6,680 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Wisconsin pursue careers as a chemist. In 2010, there were 1,290 chemists working in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Milwaukee County - 460 chemists
  2. Columbia County - 400 chemists
  3. Dodge County - 90 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,670 chemists working in the Wisconsin then.

Salary

On average, a chemist earns a salary of $59,180 per year in Wisconsin state. In 2010, however, some Wisconsin chemists earned as little as less than $33,280 per year or as much as more than $88,040 per year. A chemist in the following Wisconsin counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Milwaukee County - $60,460 per year
  2. Racine County - $59,920 per year
  3. Dodge County - $59,770 per year

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

  1. Brown County - $51,170 per year
  2. Columbia County - $55,650 per year
  3. Dodge County - $59,770 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemists 1,290 $59,180 -34.5%
2
Chemical Technicians 1,100 $42,050 -16.0%
3
Chemical Plant and System Operators 700 $50,230 75.0%
 

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