Clearwater, FL (population: 104,782) has three marine biology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rollins College, the highest ranked school in this group with a marine biology program, has a total student population of 3,294. It is the 229th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about marine biology programs in Clearwater, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of marine biology professors at Rollins College such as Eileen Gregory, Fiona Harper, Jim Hulbert, S Klemann, David Richard, and Judy Schmalstig.
Marine Biology students from Clearwater schools who go on to become marine biologists, marine scientists, marine engineers, marine surveyors, 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, Conservation scientists make on average $61,180 per year and there are about 16,810 of them employed in the US today.
Clearwater lies in Pinellas county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary.
Of the 3 marine biology schools with a 100-mile radius of Clearwater, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eckerd College comes out as the most expensive ($31,359/yr) for marine biology students, with The University of Tampa as the lowest, reported at only $21,464/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clearwater|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||9.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||17.2 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||18.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||39.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||73.5 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||79.6 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||97.1 miles|