Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has seven biology schools within its city limits. Marquette University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 11,689. It is the 111th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison). To learn more about biology programs in Milwaukee, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at Marquette University such as James Anderson, Dmitri Babikov, Edward Blumenthal, James Buchannan, James Courtright, and Thereesa Dlugi.
Biology students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are ** employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $67,370. Biological scientists in this area earn $72,980/yr and there are 90 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.111 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by biological scientists, and **/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 7 biology schools in Milwaukee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marquette University comes out as the most expensive ($24,839/yr) for biology students, with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as the lowest, reported at only $10,693/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|