Louisiana contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in LA, has a total student population of 11,464 and is the 60th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Louisiana, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr), with Louisiana Tech University as the lowest recorded at only $8,988/yr.
Biotechnology students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 180 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $50,630. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,920/yr and there are 2,660 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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