With an overall population of 14,895 and a student population of 14,836, approximately 14,638 of Indiana students attend one of Indiana's schools that offer biology programs.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus is the largest biology school in Indiana, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 39 students graduated from the Biology program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus.
A reported 61 students graduated with credentials in biology in Indiana in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Indiana's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,995 per year in instate tuition and $28,431 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,558 per year, on average, for room and board at Indiana-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Indiana after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Indiana, which is the most popular biology profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,900 biologists in Pennsylvania, 60 were working in the greater Indiana area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 7% in Indiana. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Indiana, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,460 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.
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