With an overall population of 7,032 and a student population of 710, approximately 710 of Elkins students attend one of Elkins's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Elkins, the largest biology school, by student population, is Davis & Elkins College. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Davis & Elkins College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Elkins's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,800 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $24,000.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Elkins, your job prospects are average. There were 540 biologists working in West Virginia and 70 working in the greater Elkins area in 2010. Elkins's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Elkins, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,520 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.