With an overall population of 189,453 and a student population of 4,947, approximately 3,480 of Arlington students attend one of Arlington's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Arlington, by student population, is Marymount University. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Marymount University with credentials in biology.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in biology in Arlington in 2010. If you decide to attend a biology school in Arlington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $22,620.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Arlington. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,745 per year, on average, for room and board at Arlington-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,070.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Arlington, your job prospects are good. There were 3,190 biologists working in Virginia and 3,760 working in the greater Arlington area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Arlington will increase by 34% 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 Arlington is $95,860 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.