Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has three chemistry schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about chemistry programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Saint Edward's University such as Henry Altmiller, Julian Davis, Eamonn Healy, Mary Kopecki, and Leann Rowe.
Chemistry students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are ** employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $67,420. Chemists in this area earn $50,770/yr and there are 480 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.625 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by chemists, and **/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 chemistry schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Edward's University comes out as the most expensive ($20,510/yr) for chemistry students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|