Hobbs, New Mexico has 2 biology schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in biology. Hobbs has a total population of 28,657 and a student population of 2,841. Of these students, 2,841 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Hobbs's largest biology school is University of the Southwest. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from University of the Southwest with credentials in biology.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in biology in Hobbs in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hobbs's biology schools was $16,796 per year for instate students and $16,856 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,254 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,760 per year, on average, for room and board at Hobbs-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,504.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Hobbs, your job prospects are good. There were 240 biologists working in New Mexico and 70 working in the greater Hobbs area in 2010. Hobbs's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Hobbs is $54,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.