Alabama contains six schools that offer biochemistry programs. Birmingham Southern College, the highest-ranking biochemistry school in AL, has a total student population of 1,549 and is the 215th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 biochemistry schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr), with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest recorded at only $11,131/yr.
Biochemistry students from Alabama schools who go on to become biochemists, bioengineers, biomedical engineers, biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,860 people working as biochemists and biophysicists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $88,550. Also, Microbiologists make on average $71,980 per year and there are about 16,260 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 160 employed microbiologists earning an average yearly salary of $58,150. Biochemists and biophysicists in this state earn $64,870/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the biochemistry schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from biochemistry, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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