With an overall population of 71,757 and a student population of 11,268, approximately 8,638 of Lake Charles students attend one of Lake Charles's schools that offer biology programs.
Lake Charles's largest biology school is McNeese State University. In 2010, McNeese State University graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 30 students graduated with credentials in biology in Lake Charles in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Lake Charles's biology schools was $13,427 per year for instate students and $20,099 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,674 per year, on average, for room and board at Lake Charles-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,187.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Lake Charles, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,300 biologists in Louisiana, 50 were working in the greater Lake Charles area. The number of biologists in Lake Charles is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Lake Charles is $47,650 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.