Oregon contains three schools that offer biotechnology programs. Pacific University, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in OR, has a total student population of 3,198 and is the 2431st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($23,816/yr), with Portland Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,829/yr.
Biotechnology students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 90 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $51,400. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $60,880/yr and there are 1,970 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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