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Chemistry Schools in Massachusetts

777 students earned Chemistry degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Chemistry is the 49th most popular major out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 509
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 177
Master’s Degree 82
Associate’s Degree 9

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 15.3%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.9%
  • White: 51.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 18.4%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
Chemistry Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Massachusetts

There are 37,190 people in the state and 1,333,980 people in the nation working in chemistry jobs.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a chemistry grad in the state is $89,000, compared to a typical salary of $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 48 colleges in Massachusetts that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
87 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $70,300 after graduation. 86% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 0.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. An average student at Northeastern will pay a net price of $31,855. 74% of the teachers are full time.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
11,574 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.60%. The student to faculty ratio is 3 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 79%. It takes the average student 4.14 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%.

#6

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,720 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%. This private school has an average net price of $33,562. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
5,800 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Graduates earn an average $41,700 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#8

Williams College

Williamstown
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
2,149 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $21,239.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
2,939 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $35,692. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.49 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 5.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Chemistry Careers in MA

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Chemistry Professors 14% $93,350
Physics Postsecondary Professors 14% $105,980
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $164,590
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 13% $77,280
Environmental Science Professors 12% $83,830
High School Teachers 11% $77,830
Chemists 9% $87,240

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Physics 667
Geological & Earth Sciences 180
Astronomy & Astrophysics 117
Materials Sciences 8
Atmospheric Sciences 7
General Physical Sciences 5
Other Physical Science 1

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