Maine contains six schools that offer chemistry programs. Bowdoin College, the highest-ranking chemistry school in ME, has a total student population of 1,777 and is the 35th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 chemistry schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New England comes out as the most expensive ($28,024/yr), with Husson University as the lowest recorded at only $14,691/yr.
Chemistry students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 60 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $62,590. Chemists in this state earn $57,810/yr and there are 260 employed.
Also, within the chemistry schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from chemistry, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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