Morgantown has a total population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251. Of these students, 28,898 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Morgantown, the largest biology school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 140 students with credentials in biology.
A total of 150 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Morgantown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's biology schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus at one of the Morgantown-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,770 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 Morgantown after graduating from biology school, you should know that job prospects for biologists in Morgantown, which is the most popular biology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 200 biologists in West Virginia. Of these biologists, 80 were working in the greater Morgantown area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 17% in Morgantown. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Morgantown is $65,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biologists.