Knoxville has a total population of 173,890 and a student population of 43,565. Of these students, 29,934 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Knoxville's largest biology school is The University of Tennessee. In 2010, approximately 198 students graduated from the Biology program at The University of Tennessee.
In 2010, 218 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Knoxville's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,780 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Knoxville biology schools was an average of $36,098 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,366 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Knoxville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,460 biologists in Tennessee. Of these biologists, 300 were working in the greater Knoxville area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 14% in Knoxville. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Knoxville is $69,270 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.