Georgia contains eight schools that offer biotechnology programs. Emory University, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in GA, has a total student population of 12,930 and is the 30th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 biotechnology schools in Georgia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr), with Central Georgia Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,106/yr.
Biotechnology students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $91,900. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $50,610/yr and there are 5,550 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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