Athens has a general population of 1,102 and an overall student population of 2,882. Approximately 2,882 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Concord University is the largest biology school in Athens, based on student population. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from Concord University with credentials in biology.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Athens in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's biology schools was $15,756 per year for instate students and $21,832 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 540 biologists in West Virginia. Of these biologists, 90 were working in the greater Athens area. The number of biologists in Athens is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Athens is $45,760 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.