Mishawaka has a total population of 46,557 and a student population of 2,370. Of these students, 2,165 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Bethel College is the largest biology school in Mishawaka, based on student population. In 2010, Bethel College graduated approximately 6 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a biology degree in Mishawaka. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,578 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,560 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Mishawaka-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,250 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,138.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Mishawaka, your job prospects are good. There were 1,340 biologists working in Indiana and 40 working in the greater Mishawaka area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Mishawaka will increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Mishawaka is $45,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.