Nevada contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in NV, has a total student population of 29,080 and is the 1903rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Nevada, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Southern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($8,990/yr), with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest recorded at only $8,166/yr.
Biotechnology students from Nevada 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 Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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