Stony Brook has a general population of 13,727 and an overall student population of 24,681. Approximately 24,681 of Stony Brook's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Stony Brook, by student population, is Stony Brook University. In 2010, Stony Brook University graduated approximately 293 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 382 students graduated with a biology degree in Stony Brook. Tuition in 2009 at Stony Brook's biology schools was $18,770 per year for instate students and $26,670 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,590 per year, on average, for room and board at Stony Brook-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,148.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Stony Brook, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,020 biologists in New York. Of these biologists, 330 were working in the greater Stony Brook area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Stony Brook will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Stony Brook, 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.