Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has one biotechnology school within its city limits. Kapiolani Community College has a total student population of 9,102. It is the 5366th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Biotechnology students from Honolulu 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.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kapiolani Community College ends up costing a student $3,425/yr.