Eau Claire has a general population of 61,704 and an overall student population of 17,744. Approximately 11,216 of Eau Claire's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the largest biology school in Eau Claire, based on student population. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduated approximately 86 students from its biology program.
A total of 88 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Eau Claire in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Eau Claire's biology schools was $15,419 per year for instate students and $22,992 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $460 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Eau Claire-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $5,630 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home 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 Eau Claire, your job prospects are not very good. There were 470 biologists working in Wisconsin and 30 working in the greater Eau Claire area in 2010. The number of biologists in Eau Claire is expected to increase by 2% 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 Eau Claire is $61,160 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.