Lake Forest has a total population of 20,059 and a student population of 2,184. Of these students, 1,415 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Lake Forest, the largest biology school, by student population, is Lake Forest College. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Biology program at Lake Forest College.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a biology degree in Lake Forest. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $34,206 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,006 per year, on average, for room and board at Lake Forest-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $38,994.
If you plan on staying in Lake Forest after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Lake Forest, which is the most popular biology profession, are average. There were 2,150 biologists working in Illinois and 40 working in the greater Lake Forest area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Lake Forest will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Lake Forest is $65,870 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.