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General Biology at Mission College

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 Mission College stacks up to those at other schools.

Mission College is located in Santa Clara, California and approximately 6,995 students attend the school each year.

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.

Mission College General Biology Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in Biology

Online Classes Are Available at Mission College

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Mission College offers distance education options for biology at the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

Mission College General Biology Rankings

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Biology Student Demographics at Mission College

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

Mission College General Biology Associate’s Program

78% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 22% of biology associate's degrees went to men and 78% went to women.

Mission College Gender Breakdown of General Biology Associate's Degree Grads

Mission College does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in biology graduates 45% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Mission College with a associate's in biology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Mission College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 42
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 6
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

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 CA, the home state for Mission College.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
High School Teachers 112,960 $80,510
Medical Scientists 26,080 $102,550
Biological Scientists 11,010 $91,340
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Biological Science Professors 4,360 $128,370


*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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