Des Plaines has a general population of 58,720 and an overall student population of 12,087. Approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Des Plaines, by student population, is Oakton Community College. In 2010, Oakton Community College graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Des Plaines's biology schools. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Des Plaines was $2,510 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Des Plaines after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Des Plaines, which is the most popular biology profession, are average. There were 1,610 biologists working in Illinois and 1,300 working in the greater Des Plaines area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Des Plaines will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Des Plaines, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.