Medford has a general population of 55,765 and an overall student population of 10,678. Approximately 10,252 of Medford's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Medford's largest biology school is Tufts University. In 2010, approximately 84 students graduated from the Biology program at Tufts University.
In 2010, 96 students graduated with a biology degree in Medford. If you decide to attend a biology school in Medford, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $40,342.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,746 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Medford, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,020 biologists in Massachusetts. Of these biologists, 3,730 were working in the greater Medford area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 19% in Medford. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Medford, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,440 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.