Alabama contains eleven schools that offer laboratory science programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking laboratory science school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 laboratory science schools in Alabama, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with George C Wallace Community College-Dothan as the lowest recorded at only $3,596/yr.
Laboratory Science students from Alabama schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 2,140 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,390. Biological scientists in this state earn $64,510/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the laboratory science schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from laboratory science, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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