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Chemistry Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 998 students earned their Chemistry degrees in PA.

As a degree choice, Chemistry is the 53rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 741
Master’s Degree 119
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 109
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 109
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 109
Associate’s Degree 29

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 65.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.7%
  • Other Races: 6.2%
Chemistry Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 65,220 people employed in jobs related to a chemistry degree, compared to 1,333,980 nationwide.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a chemistry grad in the state is $77,250, compared to a typical salary of $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 89 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $28,758. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,500 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years.

#2

Temple University

Philadelphia
79 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

A typical student attending Temple will pay a net price of $23,536. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 82%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $30,996. It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
25,860 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,033. The student loan default rate is 1.10% which is lower than average.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. 79% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,101.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,029 Total Students

95% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $69,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

#7

Haverford College

Haverford
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
1,310 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $28,799. 89% of the teachers are full time. 51% of students get financical aid.

#8

Villanova University

Villanova
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
11,030 Total Students

64% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $40,134. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

#9

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
1,690 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 85% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#10

Drexel University

Philadelphia
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $33,631. Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%.

Chemistry Careers in PA

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 16% $46,900
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 9% $66,110
Natural Sciences Managers 8% $130,970
Chemistry Professors 8% $83,690
Physics Postsecondary Professors 7% $88,720
Environmental Science Professors 6% $83,020
High School Teachers 6% $62,990
Chemists 3% $71,600

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Geological & Earth Sciences 649
Physics 634
Materials Sciences 190
Atmospheric Sciences 83
General Physical Sciences 75
Astronomy & Astrophysics 66
Other Physical Science 5

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