Independence, MO (population: 110,030) has sixteen chemistry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kansas, the highest ranked school in this group with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 29,242. It is the 984th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about chemistry programs in Independence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at University of Kansas such as Mikhail Barybin, David Benson, Cindy Berrie, Roderick Black, Mark Del Borgo, and Heather Desaire.
Chemistry students from Independence 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.
Independence lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary.
Of the 16 chemistry schools with a 100-mile radius of Independence, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baker University comes out as the most expensive ($21,424/yr) for chemistry students, with Allen County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,809/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Independence|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||6.5 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||10.9 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||11.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||12.1 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||52.7 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||88.6 miles|