Minnesota contains seven schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 biotechnology schools in Minnesota, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carleton College comes out as the most expensive ($25,548/yr), with Minnesota West Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,264/yr.
Biotechnology students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 290 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $59,530. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $59,320/yr and there are 3,960 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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