There are 3 biology schools in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond has a general population of 197,790 and an overall student population of 51,657. Approximately 46,592 of Richmond's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Richmond, by student population, is Virginia Commonwealth University. Approximately 262 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University with credentials in biology.
A total of 463 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Richmond in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,052 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Richmond biology schools was an average of $30,869 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,591 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board at Richmond-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,586.
If you plan on staying in Richmond after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Richmond, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. There were 750 biologists working in Virginia and 30 working in the greater Richmond area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Richmond will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Richmond, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,700 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.
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