Colorado contains four schools that offer laboratory programs. Red Rocks Community College, the highest-ranking laboratory school in CO, has a total student population of 9,143 and is the 5176th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 laboratory schools in Colorado, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Community College of Aurora comes out as the most expensive ($11,176/yr), with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,279/yr.
Laboratory students from Colorado schools who go on to become laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,130 people working as computer and information scientists, research alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $105,370. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado alone, there are 820 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $68,080. Computer and information scientists, research in this state earn $99,820/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the laboratory schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from laboratory, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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