With an overall population of 1,764 and a student population of 1,237, approximately 1,237 of Mars Hill students attend one of Mars Hill's schools that offer biology programs.
Mars Hill's largest biology school is Mars Hill College. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from Mars Hill College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Mars Hill's biology schools. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Mars Hill was $20,849 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Mars Hill. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,705 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Mars Hill, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,480 biologists in North Carolina, 150 were working in the greater Mars Hill area. Mars Hill's biologist workforce is projected to 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 Mars Hill is $47,330 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.