Bakersfield, California has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. Bakersfield has a total population of 247,057 and a student population of 29,236. Of these students, 26,405 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Bakersfield, by student population, is Bakersfield College. In 2010, Bakersfield College graduated approximately 65 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 105 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Bakersfield's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Bakersfield's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,001 per year in instate tuition and $28,161 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bakersfield-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,305 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,871.
If you plan on staying in Bakersfield after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Bakersfield, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 13,100 biologists in California, 190 were working in the greater Bakersfield area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Bakersfield will increase by 21% 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 Bakersfield is $73,620 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.
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