Espanola has a general population of 9,688 and an overall student population of 2,066. Approximately 2,066 of Espanola's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Espanola, the largest biology school, by student population, is Northern New Mexico College. In 2010, Northern New Mexico College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a biology degree in Espanola. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,460 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Espanola biology schools was an average of $19,902 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,168 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,790 per year, on average, for room and board at Espanola-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,120.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Espanola, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 240 biologists in New Mexico. Of these biologists, 50 were working in the greater Espanola area. The number of biologists in Espanola is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Espanola is $63,150 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.