Kirksville, Missouri has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. With an overall population of 16,988 and a student population of 9,577, approximately 9,483 of Kirksville students attend one of Kirksville's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 2 biology schools in Kirksville, the largest biology school, by student population, is Truman State University. Approximately 113 students graduated in 2010 from Truman State University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 123 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Kirksville's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Kirksville's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,082 per year in instate tuition and $22,933 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,590 per year, on average, for room and board at Kirksville-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Kirksville after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Kirksville, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,360 biologists in Missouri, 30 were working in the greater Kirksville area. The number of biologists in Kirksville is expected to increase by 4% 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 Kirksville is $44,010 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.