Louisiana contains thirteen schools that offer laboratory science programs. Louisiana College, the highest-ranking laboratory science school in LA, has a total student population of 1,461 and is the 455th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 laboratory science schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge comes out as the most expensive ($23,184/yr), with Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus as the lowest recorded at only $6,703/yr.
Laboratory Science students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 2,730 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,590. Biological scientists in this state earn $69,890/yr and there are 280 employed.
Also, within the laboratory science schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from laboratory science, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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