With an overall population of 27,509 and a student population of 12,424, approximately 12,348 of Bozeman students attend one of Bozeman's schools that offer biology programs.
Montana State University is the largest biology school in Bozeman, based on student population. In 2010, Montana State University graduated approximately 64 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 125 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Bozeman's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Bozeman's biology schools was $17,468 per year for instate students and $29,131 per year for out of state students.
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 Bozeman. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,380 per year, on average, for room and board at Bozeman-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Bozeman after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Bozeman, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 600 biologists in Montana. Of these biologists, 260 were working in the greater Bozeman area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 22% in Bozeman. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Bozeman, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,400 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.