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Chemistry in Ohio

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Ohio

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Ohio receive chemistry degrees every year. Thus, Ohio's 51 chemistry schools put out approximately 716 chemists each year.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a chemistry program. It is located in Columbus. 104 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Oberlin College chemistry program. The tuition rate at Oberlin College was $41,577 per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio with a chemistry program is Kenyon College, which is located in Gambier. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, Kenyon College graduated 4 students from its chemistry programs. The tuition rate at Kenyon College was $40,900 per year.


If you choose to attend a Ohio chemistry school, average tuition will be $20,378 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,735 per year to $41,577 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, students are charged $40,900 per year
  3. Denison University - located in Granville, students are charged $38,220 per year

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

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Lakeland Community College - located in Willoughby, students are charged $2,916 per year
  3. Owens Community College - located in Perrysburg, students are charged $3,749 per year

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

A large number of Ohio chemistry graduates become chemists. 3,360 chemists were working in Ohio in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Ohio chemists:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 1,030 chemists
  2. Dearborn County - 830 chemists
  3. Delaware County - 340 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to shrink by -6% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,460 chemists working in the Ohio then.


On average, chemists earn $67,630 per year. However, this number is only an average. chemists in Ohio had varying salaries from $26,270 to $126,680 per year in 2010. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for a chemist are:

  1. Greene County - $84,800 per year
  2. Dearborn County - $70,760 per year
  3. Fulton County - $69,890 per year

The following counties in Ohio have the lowest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Portage County - $59,950 per year
  2. Coshocton County - $61,470 per year
  3. Adams County - $61,750 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Ohio
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 3,360 $67,630 2.8%
Chemical Technicians 3,190 $42,050 11.5%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,590 $50,740 -21.3%

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