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Chemistry in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Nebraska

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Nebraska students graduate with degrees in chemistry. Thus, Nebraska's 13 chemistry schools put out approximately 120 chemists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska with a chemistry program is University of Nebraska at Kearney, which is located in Kearney. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, 13 students graduated from University of Nebraska at Kearney's chemistry program. Students at University of Nebraska at Kearney paid $5,912 per year in tuition fees.

Union College, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a chemistry program. It is located in Lincoln. In 2010, Union College graduated 2 students from its chemistry program. Tuition at Union College was $18,150 per year.

Midland Lutheran College, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a chemistry program. It is located in Fremont. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Midland Lutheran College chemistry program. Students at Midland Lutheran College paid $23,664 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Nebraska's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,474 per year, though tuition can range from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. The Nebraska chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

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

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  3. Wayne State College - located in Wayne, students are charged $5,071 per year

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

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Nebraska go on to work as a chemist. 270 chemists were working in Nebraska in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska chemists:

  1. Harrison County - 140 chemists
  2. Lancaster County - 70 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 340 chemists working in the Nebraska then.


A chemist in Nebraska earns $59,940 per year on average. However, Nebraska chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $33,650 per year to more than $85,880 per year in 2010. The following counties in Nebraska have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Harrison County - $63,410 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $54,900 per year

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

  1. Lancaster County - $54,900 per year
  2. Harrison County - $63,410 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 270 $59,940 -50.0%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 250 $38,710 78.6%
Chemical Technicians 160 $41,740 -33.3%

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