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Chemistry in Arizona

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Arizona

Around 0.1% of Arizona's graduates graduate from chemistry degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 148 chemists graduate from Arizona's 7 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a chemistry program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, Northern Arizona University graduated 31 students from its chemistry program. Students at Northern Arizona University paid $7,672 per year in tuition fees.

Arizona State University, which was ranked 57th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a chemistry program. It is located in Tempe. 51 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Arizona State University in 2010. Tuition at Arizona State University was $8,132 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a chemistry program is University of Arizona, which is located in Tucson. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. 62 students graduated with degree in chemistry from University of Arizona in 2010. Tuition at University of Arizona was $8,237 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,490 per year, though tuition can range from $8,237 per year to $1,520 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona chemistry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Arizona - located in Tucson, students are charged $8,237 per year
  2. Arizona State University - located in Tempe, students are charged $8,132 per year
  3. Northern Arizona University - located in Flagstaff, students are charged $7,672 per year

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

  1. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year
  2. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  3. Arizona Western College - located in Yuma, students are charged $2,000 per year

A chemistry degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Arizona go on to work as a chemist. 1,010 chemists were working in Arizona in 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of chemists work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 800 chemists
  2. Pima County - 150 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chemists in Arizona will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,320 chemists working in Arizona.


On average, chemists earn $66,470 per year. But, salaries for chemists can vary. In 2010, chemists made as little as less than $26,110 per year or as much as more than $110,710 per year in Arizona. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Maricopa County - $68,420 per year
  2. Pima County - $56,510 per year

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

  1. Pima County - $56,510 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $68,420 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in chemistry in Arizona 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 Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 1,010 $66,470 32.9%
Chemical Technicians 900 $41,760 47.5%

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