With an overall population of 52,360 and a student population of 5,770, approximately 5,770 of West Haven students attend one of West Haven's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in West Haven, by student population, is University of New Haven. In 2010, approximately 40 students graduated from the Biology program at University of New Haven.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in biology in West Haven in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,470 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Haven-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $12,372 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,770.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Haven, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 1,240 biologists in Connecticut. Of these biologists, 370 were working in the greater West Haven area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 8% in West Haven. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in West Haven is $47,670 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.