Union has a general population of 54,405 and an overall student population of 17,065. Approximately 15,051 of Union's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Union, the largest biology school, by student population, is Kean University. In 2010, Kean University graduated approximately 95 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 109 students graduated with a biology degree in Union. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,184 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Union biology schools was an average of $29,819 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Union, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,850 biologists working in New Jersey and 660 working in the greater Union area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 3% in Union. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Union is $60,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.