Jefferson City has a general population of 39,636 and an overall student population of 3,555. Approximately 3,314 of Jefferson City's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Jefferson City's largest biology school is Lincoln University. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Lincoln University with credentials in biology.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in biology in Jefferson City in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Jefferson City's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,374 per year in instate tuition and $16,142 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jefferson City-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $4,660 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,017.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jefferson City, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,360 biologists in Missouri. Of these biologists, 300 were working in the greater Jefferson City area. The number of biologists in Jefferson City is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Jefferson City, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,370 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.