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Chemistry Schools in New York

1,499 students earned Chemistry degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Chemistry is the 58th most popular major out of a total 335 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,038
Master’s Degree 223
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 190
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 190
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 190
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17
Associate’s Degree 16
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 15
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 15

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of chemistry majors in New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 16.6%
  • Black or African American: 6.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.6%
  • White: 47.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 15.3%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Chemistry Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in New York

There are 89,310 people in the state and 1,333,980 people in the nation working in chemistry jobs.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in New York

A typical salary for a chemistry grad in the state is $85,590, compared to a typical salary of $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 84 colleges in New York that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Hunter College

New York
172 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
23,193 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
31,923 Total Students

In their early career, University at Buffalo grads earn an average salary of $40,800. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it.

#3

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook
114 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
26,814 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at SUNY Stony Brook. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Graduates earn an average $39,300 after graduation.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,027 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,494. In their early career, Cornell grads earn an average salary of $64,800.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
52,885 Total Students

The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at NYU. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,900 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
12,233 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $29,373.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
17,544 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,700 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
22,850 Total Students

66% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at Syracuse. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,472.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,503 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1. Graduates earn an average $49,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 4.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
31,456 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $66,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. An average student at Columbia will pay a net price of $22,637.

Chemistry Careers in NY

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 21% $73,600
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $63,790
Chemistry Professors 18% $90,220
Physics Postsecondary Professors 18% $102,900
Environmental Science Professors 17% $67,400
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $124,560
Chemists 12% $76,750
High School Teachers 7% $81,290

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Physics 1,083
General Physical Sciences 1,054
Geological & Earth Sciences 583
Other Physical Science 218
Materials Sciences 92
Atmospheric Sciences 90
Astronomy & Astrophysics 72

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