Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two chemistry schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about chemistry programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at University of North Florida such as David Atherton, Ray Bowman, Jennifer Bryant, Melissa Bush, Corey Causey, and Stewart Chalk.
Chemistry students from Jacksonville 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.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary.
Of the 2 chemistry schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jacksonville University comes out as the most expensive ($21,456/yr) for chemistry students, with University of North Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|