Some of the best schools for biotechnology programs are Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Oregon State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, according to Study.com. Students at Purdue University have the option of minoring in biotechnology alongside their major in a 4-year Bachelor degree. Subjects covered by Purdue University's biotechnology program include the fundamentals of biology, molecular biology and genetics, with laboratory time.
Oregon State University in Corvallis offers Applied Biotechnology as a graduate major program. It lasts 2 years and covers microbial genetics and eukaryotic molecular genetics, among other subjects. Northwestern University's Master of Biotechnology program has more of a field-based research component, preparing students to go on to a doctoral program and careers in the field of biotechnology.
Some other highly-ranked schools for biotechnology programs are Stark State College of Technology in Ohio, which has distance-learning options; Southern Illinois University, which has both bachelor's and master's degrees and the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, which offers job placements for graduates.
On-campus costs for biotechnology programs vary widely between schools. Some of the least expensive options are the Community College of Allegheny County, Lansing Community College and Tulsa Community College. John Hopkins University was ranked the best school overall for biotechnology by StateUniversity.com.