Sedalia, MO has fourteen chemistry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Westminster College, the highest ranked school in this group with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 1,087. It is the 369th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Chemistry students from Sedalia 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.
Sedalia lies in Pettis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 175,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,450 average annual salary.
Of the 14 chemistry schools with a 100-mile radius of Sedalia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, William Jewell College comes out as the most expensive ($19,123/yr) for chemistry students, with Lincoln University as the lowest, reported at only $7,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sedalia|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||56.9 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||60.2 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||64.0 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||76.7 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||77.6 miles|