Rolla has a general population of 16,367 and an overall student population of 7,045. Approximately 6,814 of Rolla's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Rolla's largest biology school is Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2010, Missouri University of Science and Technology graduated approximately 27 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Rolla's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,446 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rolla biology schools was an average of $31,537 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $960 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Rolla. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,010 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rolla, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,360 biologists in Missouri. Of these biologists, 70 were working in the greater Rolla area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Rolla will 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 Rolla is $43,060 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.