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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Montana

Each year, approximately 0.4% of Montana graduates receive degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 69 chemists graduate from Montana's 8 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

Carroll College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a chemistry program. It is located in Helena. 8 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Carroll College in 2010. Tuition at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana that has a chemistry program is The University of Montana. The University of Montana, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Missoula. 26 students graduated with degree in chemistry from The University of Montana in 2010. Students at The University of Montana paid $5,476 per year in tuition fees.

Rocky Mountain College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a chemistry program. It is located in Billings. In 2010, Rocky Mountain College graduated 2 students from its chemistry programs. Tuition at Rocky Mountain College was $21,100 per year.


Chemistry schools in Montana, charge students an average tuition of $11,522 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,594 per year, or as little as $5,242 per year. The Montana chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. Rocky Mountain College - located in Billings, students are charged $21,100 per year
  3. University of Great Falls - located in Great Falls, students are charged $18,956 per year

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

  1. Montana State University-Billings - located in Billings, students are charged $5,242 per year
  2. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  3. Montana State University-Northern - located in Havre, students are charged $5,480 per year

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

A large number of Montana chemistry graduates become chemists. If you decide to work as a chemist in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 200 Montana chemists as of 2010. The Montana counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Carbon County - 110 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 360 chemists working in the Montana then.


On average, a chemist earns a salary of $47,790 per year in Montana state. However, Montana chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,260 per year to more than $65,800 per year in 2010. The counties in Montana with the highest average salary for a chemist are:

  1. Carbon County - $38,070 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in chemistry in Montana 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Montana
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemical Plant and System Operators 220 $67,710
Chemists 200 $47,790 81.8%
Chemical Technicians 80 $38,040 -52.9%

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