Thornton, CO (population: 120,487) has twelve chemistry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. United States Air Force Academy, the highest ranked school in this group with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 4,620. It is the 80th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about chemistry programs in Thornton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at United States Air Force Academy such as Donald Bird, Tracy Clinton, Dustin Creech, and Capt Warrensford.
Chemistry students from Thornton 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.
Thornton lies in Adams 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 $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Thornton are held by chemists, and 0/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, United States Air Force Academy comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for chemistry students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Thornton|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||5.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||23.5 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||24.7 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||46.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||72.0 miles|