Colorado contains four schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Denver, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in CO, has a total student population of 11,644 and is the 148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 biotechnology schools in Colorado, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr), with Community College of Aurora as the lowest recorded at only $11,176/yr.
Biotechnology students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 290 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $89,540. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $55,920/yr and there are 3,120 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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