With an overall population of 2,006 and a student population of 751, approximately 751 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Salem, the largest biology school, by student population, is Salem International University. In 2010, Salem International University graduated approximately 0 students from its biology program.
If you decide to attend a biology school in Salem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $11,280.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,680.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 540 biologists in West Virginia. Of these biologists, 70 were working in the greater Salem area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 9% in Salem. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Salem, 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.