Kentucky contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Louisville, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in KY, has a total student population of 21,016 and is the 1677th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($10,764/yr), with Owensboro Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,920/yr.
Biotechnology students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 50 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $*. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $50,390/yr and there are 2,430 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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