If you decide that you want to get a biology degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 biology schools in Northfield, Minnesota. With an overall population of 17,147 and a student population of 5,108, approximately 5,108 of Northfield students attend one of Northfield's schools that offer biology programs.
Northfield's largest biology school is St. Olaf College. In 2010, approximately 89 students graduated from the Biology program at St. Olaf College.
A reported 150 students graduated with credentials in biology in Northfield in 2010. If you decide to attend a biology school in Northfield, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $37,638.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $864 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,314 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 Northfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,490 biologists in Minnesota, 1,040 were working in the greater Northfield area. Northfield's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Northfield is $57,120 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.