Arkansas contains three schools that offer biotechnology programs. Southeast Arkansas College, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in AR, has a total student population of 2,037 and is the 3587th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arkansas at Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($13,005/yr), with Southeast Arkansas College as the lowest recorded at only $8,729/yr.
Biotechnology students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 60 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $77,370. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $49,060/yr and there are 1,370 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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