Buckhannon has a general population of 5,725 and an overall student population of 1,530. Approximately 1,416 of Buckhannon's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
West Virginia Wesleyan College is the largest biology school in Buckhannon, based on student population. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a biology degree in Buckhannon. In 2009 tuition at biology schools in Buckhannon was $22,880 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,500 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Buckhannon-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,809 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Buckhannon after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Buckhannon, which is the most popular biology profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 biologists in West Virginia were working in the greater Buckhannon area. The number of biologists in Buckhannon is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Buckhannon is $45,520 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.