Walla Walla has a total population of 29,686 and a student population of 6,568. Of these students, 1,515 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Walla Walla, by student population, is Whitman College. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from Whitman College with credentials in biology.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in biology in Walla Walla in 2010. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Walla Walla was $36,940 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,260 per year, on average, for room and board at Walla Walla-based biology schools. 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 Walla Walla, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,630 biologists in Washington State. Of these biologists, 320 were working in the greater Walla Walla area. Walla Walla'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 Walla Walla is $40,100 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.