Rhode Island contains two schools that offer biotechnology programs. Brown University, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in RI, has a total student population of 8,574 and is the 9th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Rhode Island, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown University comes out as the most expensive ($21,700/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Biotechnology students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 90 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $71,380. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $61,790/yr and there are 640 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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