Shippensburg has a general population of 5,586 and an overall student population of 8,253. Approximately 8,253 of Shippensburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Shippensburg, by student population, is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 64 students graduated in 2010 from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with credentials in biology.
A reported 64 students graduated with credentials in biology in Shippensburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Shippensburg's biology schools was $17,256 per year for instate students and $25,692 per year for out of state students.
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 $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Shippensburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,900 biologists in Pennsylvania. Of these biologists, 240 were working in the greater Shippensburg area. The number of biologists in Shippensburg is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Shippensburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,430 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.