Rhode Island contains five schools that offer biology programs. Brown University, the highest-ranking biology school in RI, has a total student population of 8,574 and is the 9th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 biology schools in Rhode Island, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Roger Williams University comes out as the most expensive ($31,184/yr), with Rhode Island College as the lowest recorded at only $7,178/yr.
Biology students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 30 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $77,440. Biological scientists in this state earn $74,320/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the biology schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from biology, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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