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Genetics at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Genetics at Columbia University in the City of New York

What traits are you looking for in a genetics 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 genetics 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 Genetics section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Genetics Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Genetics
  • Doctorate Degree in Genetics

Columbia Genetics Rankings

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There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in genetics, making the school the #17 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Genetics Student Demographics at Columbia

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

Columbia Genetics Master’s Program

40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 5 genetics students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Columbia, about 60% were men and 40% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in genetics each year. Columbia does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 27% more men than average.


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 genetics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Careers That Genetics Grads May Go Into

A degree in genetics 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
Medical Scientists 9,500 $95,170
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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