Long Beach, CA (population: 464,505) has ten biotechnology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California.
Biotechnology students from Long Beach 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.
Of the 10 biotechnology schools with a 100-mile radius of Long Beach, only 7 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) for biotechnology students, with San Diego State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,762/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Long Beach|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||11.5 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||11.7 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||13.3 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||16.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||16.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||18.2 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||20.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||21.0 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||23.0 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||23.4 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||24.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||24.8 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||26.4 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||27.7 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||29.1 miles|