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Chemistry Schools in District of Columbia

80 students earned Chemistry degrees in District of Columbia in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Chemistry is the 87th most popular major in the state out of a total 195 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in District of Columbia

Chemistry majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 49
Master’s Degree 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a chemistry major is more popular with women than with men.

Chemistry Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of chemistry majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.2%
  • Black or African American: 30.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.5%
  • White: 32.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 21.2%
  • Other Races: 2.5%
Chemistry Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in District of Columbia

In this state, there are 7,130 people employed in jobs related to a chemistry degree, compared to 1,333,980 nationwide.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in District of Columbia

In this state, chemistry grads earn an average of $100,940. Nationwide, they make an average of $83,850.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in District of Columbia that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:


Howard University

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,139 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. An average student at Howard will pay a net price of $39,792. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.00%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 51%. It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate.


Georgetown University

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,204 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 53% of students get financical aid. An average student at Georgetown will pay a net price of $30,169.


American University

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,311 Total Students

An average student at The American University will pay a net price of $34,617. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,956 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $47,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. The 2.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
4,244 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,482. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,100 a year.


Gallaudet University

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,557 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. An average student at Gallaudet will pay a net price of $15,157. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,782 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $15,414. The average student takes 4.87 years to complete their degree at Trinity College.

Chemistry Careers in DC

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
High School Teachers 15% $62,500
Physics Postsecondary Professors 11% $96,310
Chemistry Professors 10% $70,450
Natural Sciences Managers 5% $133,700
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 5% $118,400
Chemists 0% $124,710

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to chemistry.

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Physics 71
Geological & Earth Sciences 5
Atmospheric Sciences 1

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