With an overall population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984, approximately 13,940 of Edwardsville students attend one of Edwardsville's schools that offer biology programs.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the largest biology school in Edwardsville, based on student population. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduated approximately 178 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 182 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Edwardsville's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edwardsville biology schools was an average of $33,833 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $715 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Edwardsville-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Edwardsville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,150 biologists in Illinois. Of these biologists, 330 were working in the greater Edwardsville area. Edwardsville's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Edwardsville, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,700 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.