Twin Falls has a total population of 34,469 and a student population of 8,169. Of these students, 8,133 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
College of Southern Idaho is the largest biology school in Twin Falls, based on student population. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from College of Southern Idaho with credentials in biology.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in biology in Twin Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,728 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Twin Falls biology schools was an average of $17,048 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Twin Falls-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $4,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,948.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Twin Falls, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 790 biologists in Idaho. Of these biologists, 80 were working in the greater Twin Falls area. The number of biologists in Twin Falls is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Twin Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,740 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.