With an overall population of 13,471 and a student population of 6,732, approximately 6,732 of Fergus Falls students attend one of Fergus Falls's schools that offer biology programs.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the largest biology school in Fergus Falls, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Biology program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Fergus Falls in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Fergus Falls was $5,248 per year, on average.
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 Fergus Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board at Fergus Falls-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,248.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fergus Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,490 biologists in Minnesota, 110 were working in the greater Fergus Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 12% in Fergus Falls. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Fergus Falls is $46,560 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.