With an overall population of 11,514 and a student population of 1,756, approximately 1,756 of Parsons students attend one of Parsons's schools that offer biology programs.
Labette Community College is the largest biology school in Parsons, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Biology program at Labette Community College.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Parsons's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,255 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Parsons biology schools was an average of $7,005 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $825 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $680 per year, on average, for room and board at Parsons-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,575.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Parsons, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 890 biologists in Kansas. Of these biologists, 190 were working in the greater Parsons area. Parsons's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Parsons, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,450 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.