Washington contains six schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 biotechnology schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Walla Walla University comes out as the most expensive ($20,493/yr), with Shoreline Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,150/yr.
Biotechnology students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 350 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $59,930. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $61,530/yr and there are 3,120 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Washington Interesting Facts