Decatur has a general population of 18,147 and an overall student population of 27,990. Approximately 868 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Decatur's largest biology school is Agnes Scott College. In 2010, Agnes Scott College graduated approximately 11 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Decatur's biology schools. If you decide to attend a biology school in Decatur, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $30,105.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,850 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Decatur, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 biologists in Georgia were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Decatur will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Decatur, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,130 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.