Shepherdstown has a general population of 803 and an overall student population of 4,256. Approximately 4,256 of Shepherdstown's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Shepherdstown, by student population, is Shepherd University. In 2010, Shepherd University graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in biology.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Shepherdstown in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Shepherdstown's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,562 per year in instate tuition and $23,902 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Shepherdstown-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home 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 Shepherdstown, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 540 biologists in West Virginia, 3,760 were working in the greater Shepherdstown area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Shepherdstown will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Shepherdstown, you can expect to make an average salary of $95,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.