Ponca City, OK has twenty-two chemistry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oklahoma City University, the highest ranked school in this group with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 3,829. It is the 310th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Oklahoma. To learn more about chemistry programs in Ponca City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Oklahoma City University such as John Mayhugh, and John Nail.
Chemistry students from Ponca City 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.
Ponca City lies in Kay county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 122,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $15.68/hr average worker wage, and a $32,610 average annual salary.
Of the 22 chemistry schools with a 100-mile radius of Ponca City, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Tulsa comes out as the most expensive ($20,686/yr) for chemistry students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ponca City|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||24.7 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||77.8 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||87.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||88.8 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||94.7 miles|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||95.5 miles|