Boone has a total population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968. Of these students, 16,968 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a biology degree in Boone. If you decide to attend one of Boone's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in instate tuition and $25,012 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Boone. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Boone-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boone, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,480 biologists in North Carolina, 140 were working in the greater Boone area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Boone will increase by 20% 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 Boone is $43,090 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.