La Grande has a total population of 12,327 and a student population of 3,957. Of these students, 3,957 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Eastern Oregon University is the largest biology school in La Grande, based on student population. In 2010, Eastern Oregon University graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in biology.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in La Grande in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in La Grande was $6,456 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the La Grande-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,875 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in La Grande, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 biologists in Oregon were working in the greater La Grande area. La Grande's biologist workforce is projected 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 La Grande is $31,310 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.