Ashland has a general population of 6,619 and an overall student population of 1,246. Approximately 1,246 of Ashland's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Ashland, the largest biology school, by student population, is Randolph-Macon College. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Biology program at Randolph-Macon College.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in biology in Ashland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Ashland was $29,182 per year, on average.
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 Ashland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,891 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ashland after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Ashland, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 biologists in Virginia were working in the greater Ashland area. Ashland's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 34% 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 Ashland is $53,120 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.