Akron has a total population of 217,074 and a student population of 27,666. Of these students, 25,959 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Akron, the largest biology school, by student population, is University of Akron Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 68 students graduated from the Biology program at University of Akron Main Campus.
A reported 78 students graduated with credentials in biology in Akron in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Akron's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,869 per year in instate tuition and $30,117 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
If you plan on staying in Akron after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Akron, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. There were 2,200 biologists working in Ohio and 240 working in the greater Akron area in 2010. Akron's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Akron is $70,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.