Wisconsin contains eight schools that offer biotechnology programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking biotechnology school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 biotechnology schools in Wisconsin, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee School of Engineering comes out as the most expensive ($25,200/yr), with Gateway Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $220/yr.
Biotechnology students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 270 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $66,920. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $53,960/yr and there are 3,660 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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