Hawaii contains six schools that offer medical science programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking medical science school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 medical science schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chaminade University of Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($17,911/yr), with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,425/yr.
Medical Science students from Hawaii schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the medical science schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical science, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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