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Chemistry Schools in Oregon

In 2018-2019, 311 students earned their Chemistry degrees in OR.

In terms of popularity, Chemistry is the 48th most popular major in the state out of a total 268 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Oregon

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 221
Master’s Degree 46
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 38
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 38
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 38
Associate’s Degree 6

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in OR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.0%
  • Black or African American: 1.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.6%
  • White: 64.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.7%
  • Other Races: 8.7%
Chemistry Majors in OR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Oregon

There are 13,900 people in the state and 1,333,980 people in the nation working in chemistry jobs.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. OR

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Oregon

Chemistry grads earn an average of $77,980 in the state and $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 17 colleges in Oregon that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
22,517 Total Students

In their early career, UO grads earn an average salary of $35,600. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,719 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $19,969. Graduates earn an average $37,700 after graduation.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
4,254 Total Students

The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $53,800 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 55%.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
25,321 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,856. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Graduates earn an average $34,500 after graduation.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
2,179 Total Students

73% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,386. In their early career, Willamette grads earn an average salary of $33,500.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
3,223 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. In their early career, Lewis and Clark College grads earn an average salary of $32,100. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
6,093 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,707. The average student takes 4.46 years to complete their degree at Southern Oregon University. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

#8

Pacific University

Forest Grove
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,832 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 63% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Pacific grads earn an average salary of $33,400.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
3,067 Total Students

65% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.59 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.60%.

#10

Reed College

Portland
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
1,471 Total Students

56% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,400 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 98%.

Chemistry Careers in OR

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title OR Job Growth OR Median Salary
Environmental Science Professors 25% $79,670
Forensic Science Technicians 23% $66,650
Chemists 18% $69,930
Physics Postsecondary Professors 18% $88,700
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 16% $77,330
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $104,160
Chemistry Professors 10% $88,260
High School Teachers 9% $71,910

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

Major Annual Graduates in OR
Physics 219
Geological & Earth Sciences 149
Materials Sciences 11

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