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Chemistry Schools in Virginia

In 2018-2019, 670 students earned their Chemistry degrees in VA.

In terms of popularity, Chemistry is the 53rd most popular major in the state out of a total 292 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 571
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 56
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 56
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 56
Master’s Degree 43

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 14.0%
  • Black or African American: 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.6%
  • White: 56.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.6%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Chemistry Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Virginia

34,300 people in the state and 1,333,980 in the nation are employed in jobs related to chemistry.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Virginia

Chemistry grads earn an average of $83,910 in the state and $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Virginia that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
29,757 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 81% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
25,012 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. The 1.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. 59% of students get financical aid.

#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
75 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
36,383 Total Students

The 1.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,000 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
8,773 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,383. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 80%.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,863 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. The student loan default rate is 2.10% which is lower than average. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,919 Total Students

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 1.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $38,200 after graduation.

#7

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,820 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,400 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,281. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

University of Richmond

University of Richmond
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
3,914 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 69%. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $25,911.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
23,675 Total Students

The average student takes 4.61 years to complete their degree at Old Dominion. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,500 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,680.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
11,870 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Chemistry Careers in VA

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $67,470
Physics Postsecondary Professors 16% $72,850
Chemistry Professors 14% $67,070
High School Teachers 12% $63,990
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $126,060
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 11% $75,060
Chemists 4% $95,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Physics 387
General Physical Sciences 194
Geological & Earth Sciences 160
Other Physical Science 41
Atmospheric Sciences 38
Astronomy & Astrophysics 30
Materials Sciences 5

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