Farmingdale has a general population of 8,399 and an overall student population of 6,988. Approximately 6,988 of Farmingdale's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Farmingdale State College is the largest biology school in Farmingdale, based on student population. In 2010, Farmingdale State College graduated approximately 58 students from its biology program.
A total of 58 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Farmingdale in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,968 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Farmingdale biology schools was an average of $27,868 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,245 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Farmingdale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,090 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,530.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Farmingdale, your job prospects are good. There were 3,020 biologists working in New York and 330 working in the greater Farmingdale area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 17% in Farmingdale. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Farmingdale, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,120 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.