Murfreesboro has a general population of 68,816 and an overall student population of 25,929. Approximately 25,188 of Murfreesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Murfreesboro, the largest biology school, by student population, is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, approximately 106 students graduated from the Biology program at Middle Tennessee State University.
A reported 174 students graduated with credentials in biology in Murfreesboro in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,878 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Murfreesboro biology schools was an average of $28,806 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,460 biologists in Tennessee, 440 were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. Murfreesboro's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Murfreesboro is $56,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.