Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one biotechnology school within its city limits. Southwest Tennessee Community College has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Biotechnology students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Tennessee Community College ends up costing a student $4,338/yr.