South Dakota contains one school that offers biotechnology programs. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a total student population of 2,176 and is the 3368th highest ranked school in America.
Biotechnology students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $55,160. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,420/yr and there are 820 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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