Arkansas contains thirteen schools that offer laboratory science programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking laboratory science school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 laboratory science schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr), with Black River Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,517/yr.
Laboratory Science students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 1,200 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $33,170. Biological scientists in this state earn $60,080/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the laboratory science schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from laboratory science, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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