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Chemistry Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 396 students earned their Chemistry degrees in TN.

In terms of popularity, Chemistry is the 51st most popular major in the state out of a total 271 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 305
Master’s Degree 48
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 43
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 43
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 43

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.6%
  • Black or African American: 8.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 64.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.1%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Chemistry Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Tennessee

In this state, there are 24,440 people employed in jobs related to a chemistry degree, compared to 1,333,980 nationwide.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Tennessee

Chemistry grads earn an average of $75,430 in the state and $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 32 colleges in Tennessee that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $36,900 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,685 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,048.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
10,140 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at Tennessee Tech University. This public school has an average net price of $16,321.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 9.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

In their early career, Vanderbilt grads earn an average salary of $53,400. The 1.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. 72% of students get financical aid.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
15% Graduation Rate
8,081 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,427. Graduates earn an average $28,500 after graduation.

#7

Rhodes College

Memphis
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,010 Total Students

The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at Rhodes College. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,721 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,200 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
11,651 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.10%. It takes the average student 4.64 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,213.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
11,048 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.66 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,018. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

Chemistry Careers in TN

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 18% $50,010
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 14% $65,300
Natural Sciences Managers 12% $107,600
High School Teachers 9% $52,020
Chemistry Professors 9% $68,940
Physics Postsecondary Professors 9% $71,320
Chemists 9% $68,080

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Geological & Earth Sciences 174
Physics 145
Materials Sciences 8

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