With an overall population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,770, approximately 10,133 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Hammond, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Purdue University-Calumet Campus with credentials in biology.
A total of 40 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Hammond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's biology schools was $17,585 per year for instate students and $24,872 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hammond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,340 biologists in Indiana. Of these biologists, 70 were working in the greater Hammond area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 32% in Hammond. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Hammond is $52,430 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.