Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the largest biology school in Perkinston, based on student population. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a biology degree in Perkinston. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,072 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Perkinston biology schools was an average of $10,918 per year in 2009.
And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Perkinston-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,452.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Perkinston, your job prospects are good. There were 530 biologists working in Mississippi and 100 working in the greater Perkinston area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Perkinston will increase by 27% 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 Perkinston is $57,420 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.