Rock Springs has a general population of 18,708 and an overall student population of 4,079. Approximately 4,079 of Rock Springs's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Rock Springs, by student population, is Western Wyoming Community College. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Biology program at Western Wyoming Community College.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in biology in Rock Springs in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,852 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rock Springs biology schools was an average of $11,116 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biology program in Rock Springs. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,023 per year, on average, for room and board at Rock Springs-based biology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,794.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Rock Springs, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 350 biologists in Wyoming. Of these biologists, 90 were working in the greater Rock Springs area. The government projects that the number of biologists in Rock Springs will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Rock Springs is $48,560 per year, which is lower than the average for biologists state-wide.