Montclair has a general population of 38,977 and an overall student population of 18,361. Approximately 18,171 of Montclair's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Montclair State University is the largest biology school in Montclair, based on student population. In 2010, Montclair State University graduated approximately 134 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 165 students graduated with credentials in biology in Montclair in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,774 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Montclair biology schools was an average of $33,785 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Montclair. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,838 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,936.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Montclair, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,850 biologists in New Jersey, 660 were working in the greater Montclair area. Montclair's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Montclair, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,560 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.