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Chemistry in Indiana

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Indiana

Around 0.3% of Indiana's graduates graduate from chemistry degree programs every year. That means an estimated 592 chemists graduate from Indiana's 37 chemistry schools each year.

Top Schools

Indiana University-Bloomington, which is located in Bloomington, is the top-ranked school in Indiana that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 18th in the country in 2010. 102 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2010. Students at Indiana University-Bloomington paid $9,028 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Indiana with a chemistry program is Purdue University-Main Campus, which is located in West Lafayette. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, 121 students graduated from Purdue University-Main Campus chemistry program. Students at Purdue University-Main Campus paid $9,070 per year in tuition fees.

DePauw University, which is located in Greencastle, is the third-ranked school in Indiana that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, DePauw University graduated 5 students from its chemistry programs. DePauw University charged in-state students $34,905 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Indiana's chemistry schools ranges from $39,919 per year to $4,588 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,077 per year. In 2010, the following Indiana chemistry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $39,919 per year
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - located in Terre Haute, students are charged $38,470 per year
  3. Earlham College - located in Richmond, students are charged $36,694 per year

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

  1. Vincennes University - located in Vincennes, students are charged $4,588 per year
  2. University of Southern Indiana - located in Evansville, students are charged $5,740 per year
  3. Indiana University-Southeast - located in New Albany, students are charged $6,163 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Indiana pursue careers as a chemist. Indiana had 2,470 chemists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Indiana chemists:

  1. Boone County - 1,410 chemists
  2. Gibson County - 340 chemists
  3. Jasper County - 150 chemists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,400 chemists will be working in Indiana state. This would require the number of chemists to grow by 2%.


On average, chemists earn $61,610 per year. However, this number is only an average. chemists in Indiana had varying salaries from $27,550 to $120,810 per year in 2010. On average a chemist earns the most in the following Indiana counties:

  1. Gibson County - $81,290 per year
  2. Adams County - $72,760 per year
  3. Clay County - $65,040 per year

A chemist in the following counties in Indiana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Benton County - $50,250 per year
  2. Allen County - $50,360 per year
  3. Elkhart County - $54,380 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Indiana statistics regarding a career in chemistry and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Indiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Indiana
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Indiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Indiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 2,470 $61,610 2.5%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,650 $47,330 24.1%
Chemical Technicians 1,300 $43,700 -12.2%

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