Melbourne has a general population of 71,382 and an overall student population of 9,123. Approximately 8,227 of Melbourne's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Melbourne, the largest biology school, by student population, is Florida Institute of Technology. Approximately 35 students graduated in 2010 from Florida Institute of Technology with credentials in biology.
A reported 64 students graduated with credentials in biology in Melbourne in 2010. If you decide to attend a biology school in Melbourne, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,520.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,630 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Melbourne, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,640 biologists in Florida, 200 were working in the greater Melbourne area. The number of biologists in Melbourne is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Melbourne, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,830 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.