Riverton has a general population of 9,310 and an overall student population of 2,330. Approximately 2,330 of Riverton's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Central Wyoming College is the largest biology school in Riverton, based on student population. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Central Wyoming College with credentials in biology.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Riverton's biology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,381 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Riverton biology schools was an average of $13,645 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,735 per year, on average, for room and board at Riverton-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,136.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Riverton, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 350 biologists in Wyoming. Of these biologists, 100 were working in the greater Riverton area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Riverton will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Riverton, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,310 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biologists in the state.