Gainesville has a total population of 25,578 and a student population of 2,841. Of these students, 2,760 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Gainesville, by student population, is Brenau University. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from Brenau University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a biology degree in Gainesville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,356 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Gainesville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,772 per year, on average, for room and board at Gainesville-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,056.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Gainesville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 biologists in Georgia were working in the greater Gainesville area. Gainesville's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Gainesville, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,480 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.