Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Chester, the largest biology school, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 12 students from its biology program.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in biology in Chester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,840 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Chester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,200 biologists in Pennsylvania, 1,900 were working in the greater Chester area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Chester 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 Chester is $46,030 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.