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Chemistry Schools in Louisiana

In 2018-2019, 252 students earned their Chemistry degrees in LA.

As a degree choice, Chemistry is the 56th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Louisiana

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 200
Master’s Degree 26
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 26
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 26
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 26

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in LA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.8%
  • Black or African American: 31.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.4%
  • White: 47.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.3%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Chemistry Majors in LA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Louisiana

There are 16,460 people in the state and 1,333,980 people in the nation working in chemistry jobs.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. LA

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Louisiana

In this state, chemistry grads earn an average of $68,570. Nationwide, they make an average of $83,850.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Louisiana that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
30,983 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.48 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.00%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,428.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
3,231 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.90%. An average student at XULA will pay a net price of $19,569. 87% of the teachers are full time.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
11,909 Total Students

81% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 6.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $35,400 after graduation.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
8,151 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.78 years. The 8.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

McNeese State University

Lake Charles
18 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,647 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
12,646 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $35,132. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,800 a year. 80% of students get financical aid.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
14,298 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate. 94% of students get financical aid.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
17,123 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.50%. Most students complete their degree in 4.84 years.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
6,453 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
7,036 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.60% which is lower than average. 68% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.84 years to complete their degree at Louisiana State University - Shreveport.

Chemistry Careers in LA

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title LA Job Growth LA Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 19% $43,340
Chemistry Professors 18% $0
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 13% $59,840
Chemists 12% $76,000
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $93,610
High School Teachers 7% $50,280
Physics Postsecondary Professors 0% $89,990
Environmental Science Professors 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in LA
Geological & Earth Sciences 188
Physics 89
Atmospheric Sciences 8

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