Hawaii contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. Brigham Young University-Hawaii, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in HI, has a total student population of 2,586 and is the 2966th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Hawaii, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brigham Young University-Hawaii comes out as the most expensive ($10,847/yr), with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,425/yr.
Biotechnology students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 30 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $74,450. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $60,150/yr and there are 570 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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