East Lansing has a total population of 46,525 and a student population of 47,344. Of these students, 47,071 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in East Lansing, the largest biology school, by student population, is Michigan State University. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated approximately 295 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 607 students graduated with credentials in biology in East Lansing in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,994 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all East Lansing biology schools was an average of $37,457 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $962 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in East Lansing. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,394 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in East Lansing, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,560 biologists in Michigan. Of these biologists, 380 were working in the greater East Lansing area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 12% in East Lansing. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in East Lansing, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,130 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.