California contains sixteen schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 biotechnology schools in California, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Coleman University comes out as the most expensive ($33,247/yr), with San Diego State University as the lowest recorded at only $7,762/yr.
Biotechnology students from California 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 California alone, there are 4,610 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $89,460. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $73,350/yr and there are 12,930 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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