With an overall population of 31,226 and a student population of 1,672, approximately 1,672 of Lacey students attend one of Lacey's schools that offer biology programs.
Saint Martin's University is the largest biology school in Lacey, based on student population. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Saint Martin's University with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Lacey's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,182 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,360 per year, on average, for room and board at Lacey-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Lacey after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Lacey, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 4,050 biologists in Washington State, 500 were working in the greater Lacey area. The number of biologists in Lacey is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Lacey is $60,700 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.