Chapel Hill has a total population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104. Of these students, 28,916 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the largest biology school in Chapel Hill, based on student population. Approximately 400 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with credentials in biology.
A total of 411 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Chapel Hill in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chapel Hill biology schools was an average of $35,739 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Chapel Hill. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you plan on staying in Chapel Hill after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Chapel Hill, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 biologists in North Carolina were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. The number of biologists in Chapel Hill is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Chapel Hill is $39,720 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.