Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for chemistry degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,020 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,748 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,442 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

What do chemistry graduates earn?

Chemistry students make an average of $72,778 per year after graduation. This is 9% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

20% of chemistry graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 72,778 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 73% of degrees

20%
% of people underpaid in 2019

2% below average compared to other degrees

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