Las Vegas has a total population of 14,565 and a student population of 5,530. Of these students, 3,739 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Las Vegas, the largest biology school, by student population, is New Mexico Highlands University. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Biology program at New Mexico Highlands University.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in biology in Las Vegas in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Las Vegas's biology schools was $15,362 per year for instate students and $16,929 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $850 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Las Vegas. And if you live on campus at one of the Las Vegas-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,555 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,173.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Las Vegas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 biologists in New Mexico were working in the greater Las Vegas area. The number of biologists in Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas is $63,150 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.