Silver City has a total population of 10,545 and a student population of 3,370. Of these students, 3,370 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Silver City, by student population, is Western New Mexico University. In 2010, Western New Mexico University graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in biology in Silver City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Silver City's biology schools was $16,209 per year for instate students and $25,445 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 $5,560 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,038.
If you plan on staying in Silver City after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Silver City, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 11 biologists in New Mexico were working in the greater Silver City area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 19% in Silver City. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Silver City, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,780 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.