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Chemistry Schools in Kentucky

303 students earned Chemistry degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Chemistry is the 56th most popular major out of a total 256 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 258
Master’s Degree 25
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 18
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

In Kentucky, a chemistry major is more popular with men than with women.

Chemistry Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of chemistry majors in Kentucky is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.6%
  • Black or African American: 1.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.0%
  • White: 78.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.9%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
Chemistry Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Kentucky

14,730 people in the state and 1,333,980 in the nation are employed in jobs related to chemistry.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Kentucky

Chemistry grads earn an average of $68,760 in the state and $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 21 colleges in Kentucky that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at UK. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,900 a year. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,692. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 58% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,845.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $12,776.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,242. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Murray State. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

#6

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
14,764 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,244. In their early career, NKU grads earn an average salary of $32,800.

#7

Berea College

Berea
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,673 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $1,964. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The student loan default rate of 6.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#8

Centre College

Danville
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,434 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,053. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
10,195 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,759. Graduates earn an average $27,200 after graduation. The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at Morehead State University.

#10

Georgetown College

Georgetown
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
1,608 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,186. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
987 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,588. 80% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

Chemistry Careers in KY

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 17% $47,240
Physics Postsecondary Professors 13% $70,610
Natural Sciences Managers 10% $105,250
Chemistry Professors 9% $62,090
High School Teachers 6% $55,690
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 5% $47,830
Chemists 2% $67,550
Environmental Science Professors 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Physics 127
Geological & Earth Sciences 73
Atmospheric Sciences 14
General Physical Sciences 4

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