Cookeville has a total population of 23,923 and a student population of 11,542. Of these students, 10,847 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Cookeville's largest biology school is Tennessee Technological University. In 2010, Tennessee Technological University graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a biology degree in Cookeville. If you decide to attend one of Cookeville's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,872 per year in instate tuition and $29,800 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Cookeville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,262 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Cookeville after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Cookeville, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. There were 1,460 biologists working in Tennessee and 40 working in the greater Cookeville area in 2010. Cookeville's biologist workforce is projected to 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 Cookeville is $41,000 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.