Rhode Island contains two schools that offer laboratory programs. Rhode Island College, the highest-ranking laboratory school in RI, has a total student population of 9,260 and is the 447th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 laboratory schools in Rhode Island, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island College comes out as the most expensive ($7,178/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Laboratory students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 50 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $74,320. Computer and information scientists, research in this state earn $103,660/yr and there are 340 employed.
Also, within the laboratory schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from laboratory, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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