Tempe has a total population of 158,625 and a student population of 93,760. Of these students, 68,064 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Tempe, the largest biology school, by student population, is Arizona State University. In 2010, approximately 419 students graduated from the Biology program at Arizona State University.
In 2010, 567 students graduated with a biology degree in Tempe. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,290 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tempe biology schools was an average of $33,075 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,270 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,210 per year, on average, for room and board at Tempe-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,210.
If you plan on staying in Tempe after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Tempe, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 biologists in Arizona were working in the greater Tempe area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 5% in Tempe. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Tempe is $47,530 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.