Marshall has a general population of 12,433 and an overall student population of 1,824. Approximately 1,789 of Marshall's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Marshall's largest biology school is Missouri Valley College. In 2010, Missouri Valley College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in biology.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Marshall in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,550 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Marshall. And if you live on campus at one of the Marshall-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,250 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,100.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Marshall, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,360 biologists working in Missouri and 70 working in the greater Marshall area in 2010. The number of biologists in Marshall is expected to increase by 4% 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 Marshall is $43,060 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.