Kansas contains seven schools that offer laboratory programs. Kansas State University, the highest-ranking laboratory school in KS, has a total student population of 23,581 and is the 875th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 laboratory schools in Kansas, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Saint Mary comes out as the most expensive ($16,489/yr), with Seward County Community College and Area Technical School as the lowest recorded at only $6,610/yr.
Laboratory students from Kansas 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 Kansas alone, there are 150 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $62,920. Computer and information scientists, research in this state earn $77,070/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the laboratory schools in Kansas, the average student population is 2,160 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from laboratory, there are 2989 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,054, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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