Pittsburg has a total population of 19,243 and a student population of 7,277. Of these students, 7,277 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Pittsburg, the largest biology school, by student population, is Pittsburg State University. In 2010, approximately 49 students graduated from the Biology program at Pittsburg State University.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Pittsburg's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,862 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pittsburg biology schools was an average of $23,386 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board at Pittsburg-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Pittsburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 890 biologists in Kansas. Of these biologists, 190 were working in the greater Pittsburg area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Pittsburg will increase by 16% 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 Pittsburg is $46,450 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.