Westminster has a total population of 16,731 and a student population of 7,520. Of these students, 3,607 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
McDaniel College is the largest biology school in Westminster, based on student population. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from McDaniel College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Westminster's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Westminster. And if you live on campus at one of the Westminster-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,820 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Westminster, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,330 biologists in Maryland. Of these biologists, 1,260 were working in the greater Westminster area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Westminster will increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Westminster, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,270 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.