Hastings has a total population of 24,064 and a student population of 1,173. Of these students, 1,154 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Hastings, by student population, is Hastings College. In 2010, Hastings College graduated approximately 11 students from its biology program.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Hastings in 2010. If you decide to attend a biology school in Hastings, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,782.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Hastings. And if you live on campus at one of the Hastings-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home 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 Hastings, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 biologists in Nebraska were working in the greater Hastings area. Hastings's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.