Rhode Island contains six schools that offer chemistry programs. Brown University, the highest-ranking chemistry school in RI, has a total student population of 8,574 and is the 9th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 chemistry schools in Rhode Island, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Roger Williams University comes out as the most expensive ($31,184/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Chemistry students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 90 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $71,380. Chemists in this state earn $67,590/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the chemistry schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from chemistry, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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