Rensselaer has a general population of 5,294 and an overall student population of 1,011. Approximately 1,011 of Rensselaer's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Rensselaer's largest biology school is Saint Josephs College. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Saint Josephs College with credentials in biology.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in biology in Rensselaer in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,530 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rensselaer-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Rensselaer, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,340 biologists in Indiana. Of these biologists, 70 were working in the greater Rensselaer area. Rensselaer's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Rensselaer is $52,430 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.