Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has three chemistry schools within its city limits. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about chemistry programs in Denver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at University of Denver such as Bruce Bowler, Sandra Eaton, Hornback, Martin Margittai, Keith Miller, and Verl Murugaverl.
Chemistry students from Denver schools who go on to become chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,910 people working as chemists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,740. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 140 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $96,540. Chemists in this area earn $77,440/yr and there are 640 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by chemists, and 0/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 chemistry schools in Denver, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for chemistry students, with Metropolitan State College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $11,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|