Fairmont has a total population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406. Of these students, 4,574 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Fairmont's largest biology school is Fairmont State University. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Biology program at Fairmont State University.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in biology in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairmont's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,872 per year in instate tuition and $21,604 per year in out of state tuition.
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 $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Fairmont, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 biologists in West Virginia were working in the greater Fairmont area. The number of biologists in Fairmont is expected to increase by 9% 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 Fairmont is $45,520 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.