With an overall population of 16,651 and a student population of 7,954, approximately 7,954 of Arcata students attend one of Arcata's schools that offer biology programs.
Arcata's largest biology school is Humboldt State University. In 2010, approximately 83 students graduated from the Biology program at Humboldt State University.
A total of 122 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Arcata in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Arcata's biology schools was $19,465 per year for instate students and $30,625 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,528 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Arcata-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,377.
If you plan on staying in Arcata after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Arcata, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 290 biologists in California were working in the greater Arcata area. Arcata's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Arcata is $63,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.