San Luis Obispo, California has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. With an overall population of 44,174 and a student population of 31,858, approximately 31,350 of San Luis Obispo students attend one of San Luis Obispo's schools that offer biology programs.
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is the largest biology school in San Luis Obispo, based on student population. In 2010, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo graduated approximately 192 students with credentials in biology.
A total of 232 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in San Luis Obispo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,249 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Luis Obispo biology schools was an average of $32,409 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,569 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the San Luis Obispo-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,623 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,256.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in San Luis Obispo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 129 biologists in California were working in the greater San Luis Obispo area. The number of biologists in San Luis Obispo is expected to increase by 21% 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 San Luis Obispo is $69,200 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.
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