Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two biotechnology schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Biotechnology students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are ** employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $92,410. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $47,820/yr and there are 1,440 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.651 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and **/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Indianapolis, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($12,394/yr) for biotechnology students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|