New Mexico contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. Northern New Mexico College, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in NM, has a total student population of 2,066 and is the 4938th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr), with Northern New Mexico College as the lowest recorded at only $5,623/yr.
Biotechnology students from New Mexico 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.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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