With an overall population of 113,866 and a student population of 17,745, approximately 13,992 of Beaumont students attend one of Beaumont's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Beaumont, by student population, is Lamar University. Approximately 43 students graduated in 2010 from Lamar University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a biology degree in Beaumont. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,630 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Beaumont biology schools was an average of $24,832 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,480 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Beaumont-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,290 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Beaumont, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 67 biologists in Texas were working in the greater Beaumont area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Beaumont will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Beaumont, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.