With an overall population of 180,480 and a student population of 30,362, approximately 16,875 of Reno students attend one of Reno's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Reno, by student population, is University of Nevada-Reno. In 2010, approximately 141 students graduated from the Biology program at University of Nevada-Reno.
A total of 154 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Reno in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Reno's biology schools was $20,345 per year for instate students and $32,685 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,245 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,095.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Reno, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 790 biologists in Nevada. Of these biologists, 70 were working in the greater Reno area. The number of biologists in Reno is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Reno, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,870 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.