Lancaster has a total population of 56,348 and a student population of 5,789. Of these students, 2,175 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Lancaster, by student population, is Franklin and Marshall College. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from Franklin and Marshall College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a biology degree in Lancaster. If you decide to attend a biology school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $39,980.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 67 biologists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Lancaster, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,840 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.