Arizona contains four schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Arizona, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in AZ, has a total student population of 38,767 and is the 834th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 biotechnology schools in Arizona, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr), with Pima Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,259/yr.
Biotechnology students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 70 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $53,410. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,960/yr and there are 3,710 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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