Gunnison has a general population of 5,409 and an overall student population of 2,237. Approximately 2,237 of Gunnison's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Gunnison's largest biology school is Western State College of Colorado. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Biology program at Western State College of Colorado.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Gunnison in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Gunnison's biology schools was $18,725 per year for instate students and $25,881 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Gunnison-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,456 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Gunnison, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 740 biologists in Colorado, 120 were working in the greater Gunnison area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 18% in Gunnison. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Gunnison, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,230 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.