Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three biotechnology schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
Biotechnology students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in Nashville, only 1 has 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) for biotechnology students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|