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General Biology at Drexel University

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General Biology at Drexel University

Every general biology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the biology program at Drexel University stacks up to those at other schools.

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 23,589 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 136 students received a bachelor's degree in biology from Drexel.

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

Drexel General Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Biology
  • Doctorate Degree in Biology

Drexel General Biology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the biology progam at Drexel compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at Drexel is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Biology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused General Biology Schools 986

In 2021, 34 students received their master’s degree in biology from Drexel. This makes it the #41 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in biology, making the school the #127 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from Drexel Make?

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Drexel is $29,532. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 8% higher than the national average of $27,253 for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.


Biology Student Demographics at Drexel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biology majors at Drexel University.

Drexel General Biology Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 136 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General Biology from Drexel in 2020-2021, 35% were men and 65% were women. The typical biology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at Drexel since its program graduates 2% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 52
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 55
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

Drexel General Biology Master’s Program

65% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 34 students earned a master's degree in biology from Drexel. About 65% of these graduates were women and the other 35% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in biology each year. Drexel does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a master's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 16
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Drexel also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2021, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biology Grads May Go Into

A degree in biology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Drexel University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
High School Teachers 50,460 $64,830
Medical Scientists 7,970 $114,370
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Biological Science Professors 3,250 $94,510
Biological Scientists 660 $73,550


*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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