With an overall population of 14,742 and a student population of 3,574, approximately 3,574 of Centralia students attend one of Centralia's schools that offer biology programs.
Centralia College is the largest biology school in Centralia, based on student population. In 2010, Centralia College graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a biology degree in Centralia. Tuition in 2009 at Centralia's biology schools was $12,244 per year for instate students and $12,634 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Centralia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Centralia-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Centralia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,630 biologists in Washington State, 90 were working in the greater Centralia area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 12% in Centralia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Centralia is $41,920 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.