Evanston has a general population of 74,239 and an overall student population of 20,444. Approximately 19,853 of Evanston's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Evanston, the largest biology school, by student population, is Northwestern University. In 2010, Northwestern University graduated approximately 108 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 190 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Evanston's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,463 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,685 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Evanston. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,703 per year, on average, for room and board at Evanston-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,864.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Evanston, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 biologists in Illinois were working in the greater Evanston area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 8% in Evanston. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Evanston, 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.