Portales has a total population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679. Of these students, 4,679 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is the largest biology school in Portales, based on student population. In 2010, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Portales's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Portales's biology schools was $13,976 per year for instate students and $19,526 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Portales, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 biologists in New Mexico were working in the greater Portales area. Portales'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.
As a biologist in Portales, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,560 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.