Arkansas contains twelve schools that offer medical technologist programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 medical technologist schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr), with North Arkansas College as the lowest recorded at only $5,170/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Arkansas schools who go on to become medical technologists, medical informatics specialists, medical technicians, health information technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 1,200 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $33,170. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $49,060/yr and there are 1,370 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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