Emporia has a total population of 26,760 and a student population of 6,920. Of these students, 6,314 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Emporia State University is the largest biology school in Emporia, based on student population. Approximately 39 students graduated in 2010 from Emporia State University with credentials in biology.
A total of 39 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Emporia in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Emporia's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,372 per year in instate tuition and $24,576 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,146 per year, on average, for room and board at Emporia-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Emporia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 biologists in Kansas were working in the greater Emporia area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Emporia will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Emporia is $46,450 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.