Rocklin has a general population of 36,330 and an overall student population of 21,266. Approximately 20,688 of Rocklin's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Rocklin, by student population, is Sierra College. In 2010, Sierra College graduated approximately 188 students from its biology program.
A reported 261 students graduated with credentials in biology in Rocklin in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Rocklin's biology schools was $12,254 per year for instate students and $16,670 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,222 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Rocklin. And if you live on campus at one of the Rocklin-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,290.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Rocklin, your job prospects are good. There were 13,100 biologists working in California and 1,860 working in the greater Rocklin area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 21% in Rocklin. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Rocklin, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,850 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.