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Chemistry Schools in Washington

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

In this state, Chemistry is the 68th most popular major out of a total 306 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 266
Master’s Degree 44
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 35

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 13.6%
  • Black or African American: 1.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.3%
  • White: 58.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.4%
  • Other Races: 11.9%
Chemistry Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Washington

In this state, there are 22,760 people employed in jobs related to a chemistry degree, compared to 1,333,980 nationwide.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Washington

Chemistry grads earn an average of $84,200 in the state and $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Washington that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 13 below:

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

A typical student attending UW Seattle will pay a net price of $12,001. Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. 79% of the teachers are full time.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,121 Total Students

The average student takes 4.50 years to complete their degree at WWU. This public school has an average net price of $16,439. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,478 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. 79% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,207 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,776 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 97% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $35,000 after graduation.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
12,342 Total Students

The 5.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 90% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,633 Total Students

The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at EWU. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. 94% of students get financical aid.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,970 Total Students

62% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. In their early career, UW Bothell grads earn an average salary of $44,900.

#9

Whitman College

Walla Walla
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
1,475 Total Students

The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Whitman. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Whitman will pay a net price of $32,627.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,688 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years. This private school has an average net price of $28,400.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
2,666 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Puget Sound grads earn an average salary of $36,400. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Puget Sound.

#10

Gonzaga University

Spokane
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,563 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.09 years to graduate. An average student at Gonzaga will pay a net price of $33,545. 100% of students get financical aid.

#10

Seattle University

Seattle
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,291 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Chemistry Careers in WA

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Environmental Science Professors 25% $76,060
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 24% $78,230
Physics Postsecondary Professors 20% $69,470
Chemistry Professors 20% $61,610
High School Teachers 18% $68,740
Natural Sciences Managers 18% $141,360
Forensic Science Technicians 10% $58,920
Chemists 10% $80,550

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
General Physical Sciences 926
Geological & Earth Sciences 410
Physics 368
Atmospheric Sciences 41
Astronomy & Astrophysics 39

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