With an overall population of 12,998 and a student population of 2,025, approximately 2,025 of Indianola students attend one of Indianola's schools that offer biology programs.
Indianola's largest biology school is Simpson College. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Biology program at Simpson College.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a biology degree in Indianola. If you decide to attend a biology school in Indianola, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $25,733.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Indianola-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,261 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Indianola after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Indianola, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. There were 860 biologists working in Iowa and 130 working in the greater Indianola area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Indianola will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Indianola, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,410 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.