Nebraska contains three schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in NE, has a total student population of 24,100 and is the 840th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in Nebraska, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln comes out as the most expensive ($12,519/yr), with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest recorded at only $5,555/yr.
Biotechnology students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 120 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $71,830. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $47,270/yr and there are 1,770 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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