Alaska contains four schools that offer biology programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking biology school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 biology schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Biology students from Alaska 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 Alaska alone, there are 840 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $60,830. Biological scientists in this state earn $70,880/yr and there are 360 employed.
Also, within the biology schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from biology, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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