Houghton has a general population of 7,010 and an overall student population of 7,136. Approximately 7,136 of Houghton's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Houghton, the largest biology school, by student population, is Michigan Technological University. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the Biology program at Michigan Technological University.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Houghton's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Houghton's biology schools was $23,093 per year for instate students and $35,363 per year for out of state students.
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 Houghton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board at Houghton-based biology schools. 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 Houghton, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 460 biologists in Michigan, 40 were working in the greater Houghton area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 9% in Houghton. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Houghton is $66,970 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.