With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 32,067 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Fairfax, the largest biology school, by student population, is George Mason University. In 2010, approximately 242 students graduated from the Biology program at George Mason University.
In 2010, 286 students graduated with a biology degree in Fairfax. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Fairfax, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 biologists in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Fairfax will increase by 34% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $95,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.