With an overall population of 45,504 and a student population of 7,222, approximately 5,701 of Joplin students attend one of Joplin's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Joplin, the largest biology school, by student population, is Missouri Southern State University. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated approximately 46 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a biology degree in Joplin. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Joplin biology schools was an average of $17,982 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
If you plan on staying in Joplin after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Joplin, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 biologists in Missouri were working in the greater Joplin area. The number of biologists in Joplin 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 Joplin, you can expect to make an average salary of $40,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.