With an overall population of 7,960 and a student population of 3,121, approximately 3,121 of Alamosa students attend one of Alamosa's schools that offer biology programs.
Adams State College is the largest biology school in Alamosa, based on student population. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Adams State College with credentials in biology.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in biology in Alamosa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Alamosa's biology schools was $15,989 per year for instate students and $25,133 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Alamosa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,160 per year, on average, for room and board at Alamosa-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Alamosa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,970 biologists in Colorado. Of these biologists, 70 were working in the greater Alamosa area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Alamosa will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Alamosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.