Tennessee contains five schools that offer biotechnology programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 biotechnology schools in Tennessee, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Biotechnology students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 40 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $86,580. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $53,470/yr and there are 3,670 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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