California has a general population of 5,274 and an overall student population of 9,017. Approximately 9,017 of California's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in California, by student population, is California University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from California University of Pennsylvania with credentials in biology.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in biology in California in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at California's biology schools was $20,359 per year for instate students and $23,693 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in California. And if you live on campus at one of the California-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
If you plan on staying in California after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in California, which is the most popular biology profession, are average. In 2010, there were 3,200 biologists in Pennsylvania. Of these biologists, 680 were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of biologists in California will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in California is $33,580 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.