Billings, Montana has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. Billings has a total population of 89,847 and a student population of 6,086. Of these students, 4,513 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Billings, by student population, is Rocky Mountain College. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Rocky Mountain College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a biology degree in Billings. If you decide to attend one of Billings's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,351 per year in instate tuition and $28,072 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Billings. And if you live on campus at one of the Billings-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $5,895 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Billings, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 biologists in Montana were working in the greater Billings area. The number of biologists in Billings is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Billings is $60,870 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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