With an overall population of 13,437 and a student population of 11,139, approximately 11,139 of Whitewater students attend one of Whitewater's schools that offer biology programs.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the largest biology school in Whitewater, based on student population. Approximately 66 students graduated in 2010 from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 66 students graduated with a biology degree in Whitewater. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,513 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Whitewater biology schools was an average of $22,086 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $640 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Whitewater-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $5,028 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Whitewater, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,120 biologists in Wisconsin. Of these biologists, 50 were working in the greater Whitewater area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Whitewater will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Whitewater is $52,450 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.