Biloxi, MS (population: 44,436) has six laboratory science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pearl River Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory science program, has a total student population of 5,519. It is the 1741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology). To learn more about laboratory science programs in Biloxi, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of laboratory science professors at Pearl River Community College such as Stephanie Lee, and Ivy Sullivan.
Laboratory Science students from Biloxi 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.
Biloxi lies in Harrison county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Gulfport-Biloxi area has 101,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.09/hr average worker wage, and a $35,540 average annual salary.
Of the 6 laboratory science schools with a 100-mile radius of Biloxi, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern Mississippi comes out as the most expensive ($9,718/yr) for laboratory science students, with Pearl River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,515/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Biloxi|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||64.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||76.2 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||81.4 miles|