Eugene has a general population of 137,893 and an overall student population of 35,690. Approximately 22,335 of Eugene's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Eugene's largest biology school is University of Oregon. In 2010, approximately 109 students graduated from the Biology program at University of Oregon.
A total of 178 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Eugene in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Eugene's biology schools was $19,831 per year for instate students and $36,121 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Eugene. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,939 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,892.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Eugene, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 biologists in Oregon were working in the greater Eugene area. The number of biologists in Eugene is expected to increase by 9% 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 Eugene is $33,390 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.