With an overall population of 46,783 and a student population of 5,942, approximately 5,942 of La Mirada students attend one of La Mirada's schools that offer biology programs.
Biola University is the largest biology school in La Mirada, based on student population. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Biola University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a biology degree from one of La Mirada's biology schools. If you decide to attend a biology school in La Mirada, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,744.
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 La Mirada. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,520 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,522.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Mirada, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,600 biologists in California. Of these biologists, 1,850 were working in the greater La Mirada area. The number of biologists in La Mirada is expected 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 La Mirada is $48,040 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.