Iowa contains ten schools that offer biotechnology programs. Dordt College, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in IA, has a total student population of 1,322 and is the 295th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 biotechnology schools in Iowa, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with Western Iowa Tech Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,768/yr.
Biotechnology students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $85,050. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $50,910/yr and there are 1,450 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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