The largest biology school in Institute, by student population, is West Virginia State University. In 2010, West Virginia State University graduated approximately 17 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Institute's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Institute's biology schools was $15,096 per year for instate students and $21,336 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,152 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,070 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Institute, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 540 biologists in West Virginia. Of these biologists, 160 were working in the greater Institute area. Institute's biologist workforce is projected 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 Institute is $42,880 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.