Oregon contains four schools that offer laboratory programs. Oregon Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking laboratory school in OR, has a total student population of 3,915 and is the 3016th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 laboratory schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oregon Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($10,856/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Laboratory students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 940 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $62,390. Computer and information scientists, research in this state earn $103,330/yr and there are 130 employed.
Also, within the laboratory schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from laboratory, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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