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Biotechnology at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Biotechnology at Columbia University in the City of New York

What traits are you looking for in a biotech school? To help you decide if Columbia University in the City of New York is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's biotech program.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and approximately 30,135 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Biotechnology section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Biotechnology Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Biotech

Columbia Biotechnology Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Biotech Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biotech majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Biotechnology Master’s Program

65% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 31 biotech students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Columbia, about 35% were men and 65% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a master's in biotech.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That Biotech Grads May Go Into

A degree in biotech can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Biological Science Professors 4,590 $102,800
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Biological Scientists 690 $89,000


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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