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Biotechnology at Rochester Institute of Technology

If you plan to study biotechnology, take a look at what Rochester Institute of Technology has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and has a total student population of 16,158. In 2021, 24 biotech majors received their bachelor's degree from RIT.

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

RIT Biotechnology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biotech

RIT Biotechnology Rankings

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

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 biotech major at RIT is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Biotechnology. 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 Biotechnology Schools 100

How Much Do Biotech Graduates from RIT Make?

The median salary of biotech students who receive their bachelor's degree at RIT is $32,958. This is less than $37,007, which is the national average of all biotech majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Biotech Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biotech majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Biotechnology Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 24 students earned a bachelor's degree in biotech from RIT. About 63% of these graduates were women and the other 38% were men. The typical biotech bachelor's degree program is made up of only 35% men. So male students are more repesented at RIT since its program graduates 3% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 3% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biotech bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in biotech.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 10
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RIT also has a doctoral program available in biotech. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biotech Grads May Go Into

A degree in biotech 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 Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
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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