Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has eight biology schools within its city limits. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Biology students from Baltimore 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. In fact, in the Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 60 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $71,940. Biological scientists in this area earn $85,190/yr and there are 410 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.322 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by biological scientists, and 0.049/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 8 biology schools in Baltimore, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola College in Maryland comes out as the most expensive ($26,122/yr) for biology students, with Coppin State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,145/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|