Takoma Park has a general population of 17,299 and an overall student population of 1,178. Approximately 1,178 of Takoma Park's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Takoma Park, the largest biology school, by student population, is Washington Adventist University. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from Washington Adventist University with credentials in biology.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Takoma Park in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Takoma Park was $19,480 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Takoma Park-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,780.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Takoma Park, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 biologists in Maryland were working in the greater Takoma Park area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Takoma Park will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Takoma Park is $89,030 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.