Lafayette has a total population of 56,397 and a student population of 8,003. Of these students, 7,407 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Lafayette, the largest biology school, by student population, is Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a biology degree in Lafayette. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,090 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,060 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Lafayette.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,420 biologists in Indiana. Of these biologists, 300 were working in the greater Lafayette area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 12% in Lafayette. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Lafayette is $34,650 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.