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General Biology at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

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General Biology at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

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 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona stacks up to those at other schools.

In 2019, 8 biology majors received their bachelor's degree from Penn State Altoona.

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.

Penn State Altoona General Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology

Penn State Altoona General Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks biology programs across the country. The following shows how Penn State Altoona performed in these 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.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at Penn State Altoona 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
Best General Biology Schools 245
Most Focused General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 901
Most Focused General Biology Schools 1,018
Most Popular General Biology Schools 1,375

Earnings of Penn State Altoona Biology Graduates

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State Altoona is $29,400. This is 7% higher than $27,600, which is the national average for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.


Biology Student Demographics at Penn State Altoona

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

Penn State Altoona General Biology Bachelor’s Program

75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 8 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in biology from Penn State Altoona in 2019, 25% were men and 75% were women.

Penn State Altoona Gender Breakdown of General Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 75% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in biology at Penn State Altoona are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Penn State Altoona also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2019, 0 student 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 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona.

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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