Hickory has a total population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202. Of these students, 1,674 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Hickory's largest biology school is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Biology program at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Hickory's biology schools. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Hickory was $24,200 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,160 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
If you plan on staying in Hickory after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Hickory, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 3,480 biologists in North Carolina, 50 were working in the greater Hickory area. The number of biologists in Hickory is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,080 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.