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Microbiological Sciences & Immunology at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Microbiological Sciences & Immunology at Columbia University in the City of New York

If you plan to study microbiological sciences and immunology, take a look at what Columbia University in the City of New York has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

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 Microbiological Sciences & Immunology section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Microbiology
  • Doctorate Degree in Microbiology

Columbia Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Rankings

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There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in microbiology, making the school the #74 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Microbiology Student Demographics at Columbia

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

Columbia Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Master’s Program

25% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 4 students graduated with a master's degree in microbiology from Columbia. About 75% were men and 25% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 37% men graduate in microbiology each year. Columbia does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 38% more men than average.


In the microbiology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 75% of degree recipients. That is 32% better than the national 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 microbiology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Microbiology Grads May Go Into

A degree in microbiology 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
Microbiologists 680 $80,500


*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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