With an overall population of 12,560 and a student population of 6,728, approximately 6,728 of River Falls students attend one of River Falls's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in River Falls, by student population, is University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Approximately 69 students graduated in 2010 from University of Wisconsin-River Falls with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 74 students graduated with a biology degree from one of River Falls's biology schools. Tuition in 2009 at River Falls's biology schools was $15,149 per year for instate students and $22,722 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $330 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in River Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,330 per year, on average, for room and board at River Falls-based biology schools. 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 River Falls, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,120 biologists in Wisconsin, 1,040 were working in the greater River Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 5% in River Falls. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in River Falls is $57,120 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.