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Chemistry Schools in North Carolina

855 Chemistry students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Chemistry is the 39th most popular major in the state out of a total 284 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 689
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 95
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 95
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 95
Master’s Degree 71

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of chemistry majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 8.5%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 60.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.0%
  • Other Races: 8.8%
Chemistry Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in North Carolina

In this state, there are 38,420 people employed in jobs related to a chemistry degree, compared to 1,333,980 nationwide.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a chemistry grad in the state is $69,130, compared to a typical salary of $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 41 colleges in North Carolina that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.09 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at ECU. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,506. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,900 a year.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,000 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $18,910. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.00%.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
35,479 Total Students

The 2.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 70% get financial aid.

#5

Duke University

Durham
62 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 0.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $76,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Graduates earn an average $33,000 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,018.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. The 6.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at WCU.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at UNC Charlotte. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 71% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it.

#9

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,401 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $32,129. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 46% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,137 Total Students

93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at UNC Pembroke. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,339.

Chemistry Careers in NC

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Natural Sciences Managers 20% $140,600
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $44,720
Chemists 14% $71,960
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 14% $58,600
Environmental Science Professors 12% $65,430
Physics Postsecondary Professors 11% $75,380
Chemistry Professors 10% $71,450
High School Teachers 8% $46,760

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Physics 362
Geological & Earth Sciences 294
Other Physical Science 42
Atmospheric Sciences 37
Materials Sciences 4

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