Huntsville has a general population of 35,078 and an overall student population of 16,850. Approximately 16,772 of Huntsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Sam Houston State University is the largest biology school in Huntsville, based on student population. In 2010, Sam Houston State University graduated approximately 71 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a biology degree in Huntsville. Tuition in 2009 at Huntsville's biology schools was $17,870 per year for instate students and $26,180 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,063 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. There were 770 biologists working in Texas and 80 working in the greater Huntsville area in 2010. The number of biologists in Huntsville is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Huntsville is $63,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.