Flagstaff has a total population of 52,894 and a student population of 27,916. Of these students, 23,597 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Flagstaff's largest biology school is Northern Arizona University. In 2010, Northern Arizona University graduated approximately 149 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 184 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Flagstaff's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Flagstaff's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,755 per year in instate tuition and $30,981 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $916 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,872 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,892.
If you plan on staying in Flagstaff after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Flagstaff, which is the most popular biology profession, are average. In 2010, of the 870 biologists in Arizona, 140 were working in the greater Flagstaff area. Flagstaff's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Flagstaff is $32,740 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.