With an overall population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934, approximately 16,934 of Chico students attend one of Chico's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 69 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 80 students graduated with a biology degree in Chico. Tuition in 2009 at Chico's biology schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $31,320 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chico, your job prospects are good. There were 13,100 biologists working in California and 50 working in the greater Chico area in 2010. Chico's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Chico, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.