Wharton has a total population of 9,237 and a student population of 6,622. Of these students, 6,622 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Wharton's largest biology school is Wharton County Junior College. In 2010, Wharton County Junior College graduated approximately 2 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Wharton's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Wharton's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,665 per year in instate tuition and $10,433 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $925 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Wharton-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
If you plan on staying in Wharton after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Wharton, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 58 biologists in Texas were working in the greater Wharton area. The number of biologists in Wharton is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Wharton is $63,030 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.