Bowie has a general population of 50,269 and an overall student population of 5,617. Approximately 5,617 of Bowie's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Bowie, the largest biology school, by student population, is Bowie State University. Approximately 26 students graduated in 2010 from Bowie State University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Bowie's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Bowie's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,645 per year in instate tuition and $29,083 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,800 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,135 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,511.
If you plan on staying in Bowie after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Bowie, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. There were 2,330 biologists working in Maryland and 3,760 working in the greater Bowie area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Bowie will increase by 28% 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 Bowie is $95,860 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.