Scottsbluff has a total population of 14,732 and a student population of 2,353. Of these students, 2,304 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Scottsbluff, the largest biology school, by student population, is Western Nebraska Community College. In 2010, Western Nebraska Community College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a biology degree in Scottsbluff. If you decide to attend one of Scottsbluff's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,051 per year in instate tuition and $12,339 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Scottsbluff. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,228 per year, on average, for room and board at Scottsbluff-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,390.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Scottsbluff, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 biologists in Nebraska were working in the greater Scottsbluff area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 16% in Scottsbluff. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Scottsbluff is $68,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.