Arizona contains three schools that offer marine biology programs. Prescott College, the highest-ranking marine biology school in AZ, has a total student population of 1,119 and is the 521st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 marine biology schools in Arizona, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr), with Northland Pioneer College as the lowest recorded at only $8,803/yr.
Marine Biology students from Arizona schools who go on to become marine biologists, marine scientists, marine engineers, marine surveyors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Conservation scientists make on average $61,180 per year and there are about 16,810 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arizona alone, there are 230 employed conservation scientists earning an average yearly salary of $59,940. Biological scientists in this state earn $58,880/yr and there are 560 employed.
Also, within the marine biology schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from marine biology, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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