If you decide that you want to get a biology degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 biology schools in Salem, Oregon. Salem has a total population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514. Of these students, 15,055 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Salem's largest biology school is Willamette University. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from Willamette University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Salem's biology schools. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Salem was $19,560 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,060 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,550 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,010.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Salem, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,110 biologists in Oregon, 100 were working in the greater Salem area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 8% in Salem. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Salem is $67,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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