North Carolina contains 28 schools that offer clinical research programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking clinical research school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 28 clinical research schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Clinical Research students from North Carolina schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 5,130 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $30,750. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $36,490/yr and there are 4,530 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from clinical research, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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