Newport has a total population of 17,048 and a student population of 15,498. Of these students, 15,378 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Northern Kentucky University is the largest biology school in Newport, based on student population. In 2010, Northern Kentucky University graduated approximately 43 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a biology degree in Newport. If you decide to attend one of Newport's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,509 per year in instate tuition and $23,509 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,455 per year, on average, for room and board at Newport-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,054.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Newport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 740 biologists in Kentucky. Of these biologists, 660 were working in the greater Newport area. The number of biologists in Newport is expected to increase by 17% 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 Newport is $37,510 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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