With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in West Chester, the largest biology school, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 54 students graduated from the Biology program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in biology in West Chester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Chester biology schools was an average of $28,299 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in West Chester. And if you live on campus at one of the West Chester-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you decide to work as a biologist in West Chester, your job prospects are average. There were 3,200 biologists working in Pennsylvania and 1,900 working in the greater West Chester area in 2010. The number of biologists in West Chester is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in West Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,030 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.