Long Beach, California has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. Long Beach has a total population of 461,522 and a student population of 66,287. Of these students, 63,451 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Long Beach, by student population, is California State University-Long Beach. Approximately 185 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Long Beach with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 252 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Long Beach's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Long Beach's biology schools was $20,052 per year for instate students and $31,212 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Long Beach-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,002.
If you plan on staying in Long Beach after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Long Beach, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 10,600 biologists in California, 1,850 were working in the greater Long Beach area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 23% in Long Beach. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Long Beach is $48,040 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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