With an overall population of 39,684 and a student population of 2,736, approximately 2,472 of Rock Island students attend one of Rock Island's schools that offer biology programs.
Augustana College is the largest biology school in Rock Island, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 121 students graduated from the Biology program at Augustana College.
In 2010, 121 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Rock Island's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,326 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Rock Island. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,950 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,503.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Rock Island, your job prospects are average. There were 2,150 biologists working in Illinois and 50 working in the greater Rock Island area in 2010. The number of biologists in Rock Island is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Rock Island is $60,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.