Missouri contains eight schools that offer biotechnology programs. Washington University in St Louis, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in MO, has a total student population of 13,575 and is the 674th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 biotechnology schools in Missouri, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr), with East Central College as the lowest recorded at only $5,710/yr.
Biotechnology students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 380 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $55,750. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $52,450/yr and there are 3,740 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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