Maine contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. Southern Maine Community College, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in ME, has a total student population of 6,261 and is the 4242nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Maine Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,233/yr), with Kennebec Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,673/yr.
Biotechnology students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 60 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $62,590. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $53,050/yr and there are 890 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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