Hawaii contains three schools that offer laboratory programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking laboratory school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 laboratory schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brigham Young University-Hawaii comes out as the most expensive ($10,847/yr), with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,425/yr.
Laboratory students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 280 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $71,490. Computer and information scientists, research in this state earn $96,090/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the laboratory schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from laboratory, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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