Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four biology schools within its city limits. Creighton University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 7,385. It is the 1200th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about biology programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at Creighton University such as Chuck Austerberry, Charles Brockhouse, Theodore Burk, Soochin Cho, Alistair Cullum, and Carol Fassbinder-Orth.
Biology students from Omaha 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.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 4 biology schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for biology students, with University of Nebraska at Omaha as the lowest, reported at only $10,046/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|