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Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry

15,395 Yearly Graduations
$35,600 Median Salary
$23,000 Median Debt
There are 1,170 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in chemistry. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 36% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.5% of chemistry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors

In 2018-2019, 15,395 bachelor's degrees were awarded to chemistry majors. This earns it the #35 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in chemistry at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 15,395
Doctor’s Degree 3,063
Master’s Degree 2,360
Associate’s Degree 1,199
Basic Certificate 97
Undergraduate Certificate 22
Graduate Certificate 20

Earnings of Chemistry Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in chemistry is $35,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $33,250 and the high is $38,850.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in chemistry is $23,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,874 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,971.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $239.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in chemistry. About 51.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7,533
Women 7,862
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Chemistry

The racial-ethnic distribution of chemistry bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,898
Black or African American 1,067
Hispanic or Latino 1,908
White 8,451
International Students 1,002
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,069
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Chemistry Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 1,170 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
247 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for chemistry students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of California - San Diego. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 247 people received their bachelor's degree in chemistry from UCSD. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#2

Hunter College

New York, New York
172 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 23,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 172 people received their bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hunter. Of these students, 54% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

161 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

The chemistry program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded 161 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#4

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
152 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The chemistry program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 152 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
148 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The chemistry program at University of Florida awarded 148 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#6

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
144 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 144 bachelor's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at UMN Twin Cities. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#7

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
142 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 29,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

The chemistry program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded 142 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 47% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
136 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Irvine. Roughly 36,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The chemistry program at University of California - Irvine awarded 136 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#9

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
131 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

The chemistry program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 131 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 51% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

116 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

The chemistry program at The University of Texas at Austin awarded 116 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 53% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
106 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Emory University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 bachelor's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at Emory. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

97 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Each year, around 58,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 bachelor's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at FIU. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#13

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
95 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Georgia State University. Each year, around 35,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

The chemistry program at Georgia State University awarded 95 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
93 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Kansas City is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Roughly 16,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,991 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,542 per year.

The chemistry program at University of Missouri - Kansas City awarded 93 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
93 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Santa Barbara. Each year, around 26,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The chemistry program at University of California - Santa Barbara awarded 93 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#16

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
92 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 bachelor's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at UC Davis. About 55% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
87 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Carolina University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,749 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 people received their bachelor's degree in chemistry from ECU. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

86 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their bachelor's degree in chemistry from UW Seattle. Of these students, 27% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
85 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 31,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The chemistry program at University at Buffalo awarded 85 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 48% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

80 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 bachelor's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at USF Tampa. About 54% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to chemistry that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Physics 8,457
Geological & Earth Sciences 6,574
Astronomy & Astrophysics 740
Atmospheric Sciences 652
Other Physical Science 297

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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