With an overall population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355, approximately 1,070 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Athens, by student population, is Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010, Tennessee Wesleyan College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Athens's biology schools. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Athens was $18,600 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Athens, your job prospects are good. There were 1,460 biologists working in Tennessee and 70 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. The number of biologists in Athens is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.