With an overall population of 51,793 and a student population of 2,977, approximately 2,279 of Towson students attend one of Towson's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Towson, by student population, is Goucher College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Biology program at Goucher College.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a biology degree in Towson. If you decide to attend a biology school in Towson, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $33,785.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Towson. And if you live on campus at one of the Towson-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $10,756 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $36,505.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Towson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,330 biologists in Maryland. Of these biologists, 1,260 were working in the greater Towson area. The number of biologists in Towson is expected to increase by 28% 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 Towson is $60,270 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.