With an overall population of 18,740 and a student population of 7,322, approximately 7,322 of Cortland students attend one of Cortland's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Cortland, the largest biology school, by student population, is SUNY College at Cortland. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from SUNY College at Cortland with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 41 students graduated with a biology degree in Cortland. Tuition in 2009 at Cortland's biology schools was $19,575 per year for instate students and $27,475 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 at one of the Cortland-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $10,030 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Cortland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 46 biologists in New York were working in the greater Cortland area. Cortland's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 17% 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 Cortland is $54,560 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.