Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has two biology schools within its city limits. California State University-Sacramento, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 29,241. It is the 1886th highest ranked school in the USA and the 173rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about biology programs in Sacramento, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at California State University such as Palwasha Arya, Bill Avery, Michael Baad, Ruth Ballard, James Baxter, and Doug Bell.
Biology students from Sacramento 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.
Of the 2 biology schools in Sacramento, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California State University-Sacramento comes out as the most expensive ($9,120/yr) for biology students, with Cosumnes River College as the lowest, reported at only $5,940/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|