Elmhurst has a total population of 42,762 and a student population of 3,363. Of these students, 3,363 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Elmhurst's largest biology school is Elmhurst College. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Biology program at Elmhurst College.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Elmhurst's biology schools. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Elmhurst was $27,330 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Elmhurst. And if you live on campus at one of the Elmhurst-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,874 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,000.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Elmhurst, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,610 biologists in Illinois, 1,300 were working in the greater Elmhurst area. Elmhurst's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Elmhurst is $41,820 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.