With an overall population of 149,473 and a student population of 26,534, approximately 22,273 of Pomona students attend one of Pomona's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Pomona, the largest biology school, by student population, is California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. In 2010, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona graduated approximately 120 students with credentials in biology.
A total of 224 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Pomona in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pomona's biology schools was $17,907 per year for instate students and $29,067 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,741 per year, on average, for room and board at Pomona-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,550.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Pomona, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,600 biologists in California. Of these biologists, 1,850 were working in the greater Pomona area. Pomona'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.
As a biologist in Pomona, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,040 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.