Nevada contains six schools that offer biology programs. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest-ranking biology school in NV, has a total student population of 29,080 and is the 1903rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 biology schools in Nevada, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sierra Nevada College comes out as the most expensive ($25,134/yr), with Great Basin College as the lowest recorded at only $6,844/yr.
Biology students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 140 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $58,890. Biological scientists in this state earn $63,500/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the biology schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from biology, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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