Oakdale has a general population of 8,075 and an overall student population of 5,532. Approximately 5,532 of Oakdale's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Oakdale's largest biology school is Dowling College. In 2010, Dowling College graduated approximately 10 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a biology degree in Oakdale. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Oakdale was $22,850 per year, on average.
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 $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $26,950.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Oakdale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,020 biologists in New York. Of these biologists, 330 were working in the greater Oakdale area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Oakdale will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Oakdale, 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.