There are 2 biology schools in San Marcos, California. San Marcos has a total population of 54,977 and a student population of 37,388. Of these students, 37,209 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 2 biology schools in San Marcos, the largest biology school, by student population, is Palomar College. In 2010, Palomar College graduated approximately 181 students from its biology program.
A total of 231 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,394 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Marcos biology schools was an average of $31,554 per year in 2009.
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 $8,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,446.
If you plan on staying in San Marcos after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in San Marcos, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 10,600 biologists in California. Of these biologists, 2,400 were working in the greater San Marcos area. San Marcos'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in San Marcos is $42,750 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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