Hawaii contains five schools that offer chemistry programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking chemistry school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 chemistry schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chaminade University of Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($17,911/yr), with University of Hawaii at Hilo as the lowest recorded at only $8,281/yr.
Chemistry students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 30 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $74,450. Chemists in this state earn $61,830/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the chemistry schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from chemistry, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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