Huntsville, Alabama has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. With an overall population of 158,216 and a student population of 11,861, approximately 9,597 of Huntsville students attend one of Huntsville's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 2 biology schools in Huntsville, the largest biology school, by student population, is University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 2010, University of Alabama in Huntsville graduated approximately 75 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 101 students graduated with a biology degree in Huntsville. If you decide to attend one of Huntsville's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,458 per year in instate tuition and $30,017 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,371 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,482 per year, on average, for room and board at Huntsville-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Huntsville after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Huntsville, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 1,410 biologists in Alabama. Of these biologists, 90 were working in the greater Huntsville area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Huntsville will increase by 12% 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 Huntsville is $75,850 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.
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