With an overall population of 8,620 and a student population of 612, approximately 612 of Ashland students attend one of Ashland's schools that offer biology programs.
Northland College is the largest biology school in Ashland, based on student population. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Northland College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Ashland's biology schools. If you decide to attend a biology school in Ashland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,021.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,765 per year, on average, for room and board at Ashland-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,471.
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 not very good. There were 1,430 biologists working in Wisconsin and 70 working in the greater Ashland area in 2010. The number of biologists in Ashland is expected to increase by 5% 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 Ashland is $31,310 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.