With an overall population of 94,673 and a student population of 34,443, approximately 33,010 of Boulder students attend one of Boulder's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Boulder, the largest biology school, by student population, is University of Colorado Boulder. Approximately 145 students graduated in 2010 from University of Colorado Boulder with credentials in biology.
A reported 251 students graduated with credentials in biology in Boulder in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Boulder's biology schools was $24,757 per year for instate students and $45,011 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Boulder, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,470 biologists in Colorado. Of these biologists, 340 were working in the greater Boulder area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 25% in Boulder. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Boulder is $57,300 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.