With an overall population of 77,515 and a student population of 7,984, approximately 7,984 of Yuma students attend one of Yuma's schools that offer biology programs.
Yuma's largest biology school is Arizona Western College. In 2010, Arizona Western College graduated approximately 7 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Yuma's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Yuma's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,854 per year in instate tuition and $18,414 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,343 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,140 per year, on average, for room and board at Yuma-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,949.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Yuma, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,260 biologists working in Arizona and 40 working in the greater Yuma area in 2010. The number of biologists in Yuma 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 Yuma is $64,060 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.