Lansing has a total population of 119,128 and a student population of 21,903. Of these students, 21,123 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Lansing Community College is the largest biology school in Lansing, based on student population. In 2010, Lansing Community College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a biology degree in Lansing. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,240 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for biology related books and supplies every year.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lansing, your job prospects are good. There were 1,560 biologists working in Michigan and 380 working in the greater Lansing area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Lansing will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Lansing is $68,130 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.