With an overall population of 48,465 and a student population of 18,337, approximately 18,337 of Edinburg students attend one of Edinburg's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Edinburg, the largest biology school, by student population, is The University of Texas-Pan American. In 2010, approximately 210 students graduated from the Biology program at The University of Texas-Pan American.
A reported 210 students graduated with credentials in biology in Edinburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,469 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edinburg biology schools was an average of $21,117 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Edinburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,294 per year, on average, for room and board at Edinburg-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,843.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Edinburg, your job prospects are good. There were 3,810 biologists working in Texas and 150 working in the greater Edinburg area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Edinburg will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Edinburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,930 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.