Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two biology schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about biology programs in Tucson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at University of Arizona such as Amy Alabaster, H. Vasken Aposhian, Betsy Arnold, Alex Badyaev, Kevin Baker, and Thomas Baldwin.
Biology students from Tucson schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary.
Of the 2 biology schools in Tucson, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for biology students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|