Pensacola has a general population of 56,255 and an overall student population of 24,647. Approximately 11,143 of Pensacola's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Pensacola, by student population, is The University of West Florida. In 2010, The University of West Florida graduated approximately 48 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 65 students graduated with a biology degree in Pensacola. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,625 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pensacola biology schools was an average of $26,789 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Pensacola. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,225 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,749.
If you plan on staying in Pensacola after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Pensacola, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,640 biologists in Florida. Of these biologists, 310 were working in the greater Pensacola area. The number of biologists in Pensacola is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Pensacola, you can expect to make an average salary of $40,210 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.