Ellensburg has a total population of 15,414 and a student population of 11,357. Of these students, 11,357 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Ellensburg, by student population, is Central Washington University. Approximately 89 students graduated in 2010 from Central Washington University with credentials in biology.
A reported 89 students graduated with credentials in biology in Ellensburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ellensburg's biology schools was $19,070 per year for instate students and $29,333 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 Ellensburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Ellensburg-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,460 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 Ellensburg, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,330 biologists in Washington State, 40 were working in the greater Ellensburg area. Ellensburg's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Ellensburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,780 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.