Grand Junction has a general population of 41,986 and an overall student population of 7,859. Approximately 7,042 of Grand Junction's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Mesa State College is the largest biology school in Grand Junction, based on student population. Approximately 44 students graduated in 2010 from Mesa State College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Grand Junction's biology schools. If you decide to attend a biology school in Grand Junction, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $5,338.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,748 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,507 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Junction-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Grand Junction after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Grand Junction, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,470 biologists in Colorado, 60 were working in the greater Grand Junction area. Grand Junction's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Grand Junction, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,310 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.