Coalinga has a general population of 11,668 and an overall student population of 2,965. Approximately 2,965 of Coalinga's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Coalinga, the largest biology school, by student population, is West Hills College Coalinga. In 2010, West Hills College Coalinga graduated approximately 8 students from its biology program.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Coalinga in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Coalinga's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,324 per year in instate tuition and $15,524 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,500 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Coalinga-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,124.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Coalinga, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 13,100 biologists in California. Of these biologists, 300 were working in the greater Coalinga area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 21% in Coalinga. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Coalinga, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,320 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.