If you are interested in pursuing biology, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 biology schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga has a general population of 155,554 and an overall student population of 22,629. Approximately 11,327 of Chattanooga's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 2 biology schools in Chattanooga, the largest biology school, by student population, is The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Approximately 55 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Chattanooga's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Chattanooga's biology schools was $20,089 per year for instate students and $25,738 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,110 per year, on average, for room and board at Chattanooga-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,010.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Chattanooga, your job prospects are good. There were 1,460 biologists working in Tennessee and 80 working in the greater Chattanooga area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Chattanooga will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Chattanooga is $50,600 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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