Colorado Springs, Colorado has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. With an overall population of 360,890 and a student population of 30,513, approximately 11,765 of Colorado Springs students attend one of Colorado Springs's schools that offer biology programs.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the largest biology school in Colorado Springs, based on student population. In 2010, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduated approximately 93 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 177 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Colorado Springs's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $34,973 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Colorado Springs biology schools was an average of $40,433 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,391 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,557 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
If you plan on staying in Colorado Springs after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Colorado Springs, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,470 biologists in Colorado, 230 were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 25% in Colorado Springs. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Colorado Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,010 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.