Tucson has a general population of 486,699 and an overall student population of 77,749. Approximately 38,767 of Tucson's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Tucson's largest biology school is University of Arizona. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 116 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 297 students graduated with credentials in biology in Tucson in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tucson's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,519 per year in instate tuition and $35,928 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Tucson. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
If you plan on staying in Tucson after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Tucson, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 biologists in Arizona were working in the greater Tucson area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 5% in Tucson. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Tucson, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,700 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.