Utah contains five schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Utah, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in UT, has a total student population of 29,284 and is the 129th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 biotechnology schools in Utah, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Utah Valley University comes out as the most expensive ($12,546/yr), with Weber State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,922/yr.
Biotechnology students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 220 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $84,550. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $51,410/yr and there are 1,740 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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