Alabama contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Alabama in Huntsville, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in AL, has a total student population of 7,681 and is the 2239th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama in Huntsville comes out as the most expensive ($12,883/yr), with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest recorded at only $11,131/yr.
Biotechnology students from Alabama 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. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 40 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $64,870. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $50,050/yr and there are 2,380 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, 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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