Kent has a general population of 27,906 and an overall student population of 25,349. Approximately 25,127 of Kent's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Kent, by student population, is Kent State University at Kent. In 2010, Kent State University at Kent graduated approximately 92 students from its biology program.
A reported 148 students graduated with credentials in biology in Kent in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,920 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kent biology schools was an average of $29,612 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,280 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,940 per year, on average, for room and board at Kent-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Kent, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,200 biologists in Ohio, 240 were working in the greater Kent area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Kent will 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 Kent is $70,580 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.