Santa Monica has a general population of 84,084 and an overall student population of 32,698. Approximately 32,313 of Santa Monica's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Santa Monica, the largest biology school, by student population, is Santa Monica College. In 2010, Santa Monica College graduated approximately 134 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 134 students graduated with credentials in biology in Santa Monica in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Santa Monica was $652 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,224 for biology related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Santa Monica, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,600 biologists in California, 1,850 were working in the greater Santa Monica area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Santa Monica will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Santa Monica, 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.