If you decide that you want to get a biology degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 biology schools in Champaign, Illinois. Champaign has a total population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696. Of these students, 53,514 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 2 biology schools in Champaign, the largest biology school, by student population, is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Approximately 408 students graduated in 2010 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 817 students graduated with a biology degree in Champaign. Tuition in 2009 at Champaign's biology schools was $25,522 per year for instate students and $39,664 per year for out of state students.
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 Champaign. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,590.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Champaign, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 320 biologists in Illinois. Of these biologists, 110 were working in the greater Champaign area. The number of biologists in Champaign is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
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