Alaska contains eleven schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in AK, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 biotechnology schools in Alaska, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($23,816/yr), with Portland Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,829/yr.
Biotechnology students from Alaska schools who go on to become biotechnologists, bioengineers, biomedical engineers, biophysicists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, 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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