Gilroy has a general population of 41,464 and an overall student population of 8,315. Approximately 8,087 of Gilroy's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Gilroy, the largest biology school, by student population, is Gavilan College. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Gavilan College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a biology degree in Gilroy. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Gilroy was $677 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Gilroy.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gilroy, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,600 biologists in California, 1,130 were working in the greater Gilroy area. Gilroy's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Gilroy is $45,990 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.