San Rafael has a total population of 56,063 and a student population of 2,094. Of these students, 2,094 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in San Rafael, the largest biology school, by student population, is Dominican University of California. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Biology program at Dominican University of California.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in San Rafael in 2010. If you decide to attend a biology school in San Rafael, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $33,840.
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 $13,150 per year, on average, for room and board at San Rafael-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $38,574.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in San Rafael, your job prospects are good. There were 10,600 biologists working in California and 1,420 working in the greater San Rafael area in 2010. San Rafael's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in San Rafael is $65,000 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.