East Lansing, MI (population: 45,575) has twenty-two laboratory schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Laboratory students from East Lansing 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.
East Lansing lies in Ingham county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Lansing-East Lansing area has 200,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.57/hr average worker wage, and a $42,790 average annual salary.
Of the 22 laboratory schools with a 100-mile radius of East Lansing, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grand Valley State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,934/yr) for laboratory students, with Monroe County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,790/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from East Lansing|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||37.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||48.9 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||49.7 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||57.2 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||58.6 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||61.7 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||61.9 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||62.5 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||63.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||67.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||67.9 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||69.5 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||72.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||74.6 miles|