Lancaster has a general population of 118,718 and an overall student population of 32,970. Approximately 15,705 of Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Antelope Valley College is the largest biology school in Lancaster, based on student population. In 2010, Antelope Valley College graduated approximately 54 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 64 students graduated with credentials in biology in Lancaster in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $780 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,646 for biology related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Lancaster after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Lancaster, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 10,600 biologists in California. Of these biologists, 1,850 were working in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 23% 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 Lancaster is $48,040 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.