Pullman has a general population of 24,675 and an overall student population of 26,101. Approximately 26,101 of Pullman's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Pullman, by student population, is Washington State University. In 2010, approximately 119 students graduated from the Biology program at Washington State University.
A total of 273 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Pullman in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pullman's biology schools was $22,297 per year for instate students and $33,373 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $936 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Pullman. And if you live on campus at one of the Pullman-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,886 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 Pullman, your job prospects are good. There were 3,630 biologists working in Washington State and 320 working in the greater Pullman area in 2010. Pullman's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 12% 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 Pullman is $40,100 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.