Auburn, AL (population: 57,926) has one biotechnology school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Alabama at Birmingham has a total student population of 16,874. It is the 2390th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Biotechnology students from Auburn 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.
Auburn lies in Lee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Auburn-Opelika area has 47,350 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,440 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama at Birmingham ends up costing a student $11,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Auburn|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||1.0 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||29.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||36.9 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||92.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||94.9 miles|