Norman has a general population of 95,694 and an overall student population of 26,981. Approximately 25,881 of Norman's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Norman, by student population, is University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. In 2010, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus graduated approximately 135 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 203 students graduated with a biology degree in Norman. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,790 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Norman biology schools was an average of $29,771 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,016 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,598 per year, on average, for room and board at Norman-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Norman, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 biologists in Oklahoma were working in the greater Norman area. The number of biologists in Norman is expected to increase by 5% 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 Norman is $30,930 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.