New Paltz has a general population of 6,034 and an overall student population of 7,907. Approximately 7,907 of New Paltz's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in New Paltz, by student population, is State University of New York at New Paltz. In 2010, State University of New York at New Paltz graduated approximately 59 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 59 students graduated with a biology degree from one of New Paltz's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,691 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all New Paltz biology schools was an average of $26,591 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,250 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in New Paltz. And if you live on campus at one of the New Paltz-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,202 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in New Paltz, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,020 biologists in New York, 40 were working in the greater New Paltz area. New Paltz's biologist workforce is projected 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 New Paltz is $77,080 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.