Jackson, MS (population: 171,210) has four chemistry schools within its city limits. Millsaps College, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 1,117. It is the 2048th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology). To learn more about chemistry programs in Jackson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Millsaps College such as Corri Ciaccio, Mark Hamon, Wolfgang Kramer, Lee Lewis, Jimmie Purser, and Kristina Stensaas.
Chemistry students from Jackson 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.
Jackson lies in Hinds county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary.
Of the 4 chemistry schools in Jackson, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belhaven College comes out as the most expensive ($19,298/yr) for chemistry students, with Jackson State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,375/yr.