Fayetteville has a general population of 58,047 and an overall student population of 20,000. Approximately 19,849 of Fayetteville's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Fayetteville, by student population, is University of Arkansas. In 2010, University of Arkansas graduated approximately 154 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 161 students graduated with a biology degree in Fayetteville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,241 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fayetteville biology schools was an average of $27,118 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,082 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board at Fayetteville-based biology schools. 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 Fayetteville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 biologists in Arkansas were working in the greater Fayetteville area. The number of biologists in Fayetteville is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Fayetteville is $47,640 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.