Fort Collins has a general population of 118,652 and an overall student population of 30,029. Approximately 28,902 of Fort Collins's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Fort Collins, the largest biology school, by student population, is Colorado State University. In 2010, approximately 142 students graduated from the Biology program at Colorado State University.
A total of 278 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Fort Collins in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Collins's biology schools was $18,054 per year for instate students and $33,976 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,126 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,378 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Collins-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Fort Collins, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 biologists in Colorado were working in the greater Fort Collins area. The number of biologists in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 21% 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 Fort Collins is $33,610 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.