Hempstead has a general population of 56,554 and an overall student population of 13,507. Approximately 12,068 of Hempstead's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Hofstra University is the largest biology school in Hempstead, based on student population. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from Hofstra University with credentials in biology.
A total of 36 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Hempstead in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,130 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board at Hempstead-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hempstead, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,020 biologists in New York. Of these biologists, 330 were working in the greater Hempstead area. The number of biologists in Hempstead is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Hempstead is $61,120 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.