With an overall population of 8,877 and a student population of 1,761, approximately 1,761 of Socorro students attend one of Socorro's schools that offer biology programs.
Socorro's largest biology school is New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. In 2010, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology graduated approximately 20 students from its biology program.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in biology in Socorro in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Socorro's biology schools was $15,071 per year for instate students and $24,032 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 $5,702 per year, on average, for room and board at Socorro-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,369.
If you plan on staying in Socorro after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Socorro, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 240 biologists in New Mexico, 30 were working in the greater Socorro area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Socorro will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Socorro, 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.