Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has five chemistry schools within its city limits. Butler University, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about chemistry programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Butler University such as Oluside Akinbo, John Esteb, Bradley Fravel, Geoffery Hoops, Todd Hopkins, and Joseph Kirsch.
Chemistry students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are ** employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $92,410. Chemists in this area earn $55,010/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.589 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by chemists, and **/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 5 chemistry schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for chemistry students, with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $12,394/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|