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General Biology at SUNY Cortland

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General Biology at SUNY Cortland

If you are interested in studying general biology, you may want to check out the program at SUNY Cortland. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

SUNY Cortland is located in Cortland, New York and approximately 6,832 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 69 students received a bachelor's degree in biology from SUNY Cortland.

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.

SUNY Cortland General Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology

SUNY Cortland General Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks biology programs across the country. The following shows how SUNY Cortland 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 SUNY Cortland 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 Value General Biology Schools 153
Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 348
Most Focused General Biology Schools 727

How Much Do Biology Graduates from SUNY Cortland Make?

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at SUNY Cortland is $29,796. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 9% higher than the national average of $27,253 for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.


Biology Student Demographics at SUNY Cortland

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

SUNY Cortland General Biology Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 32% of biology bachelor's degrees went to men and 68% went to women.


About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in biology at SUNY Cortland 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 SUNY Cortland with a bachelor's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 48
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

SUNY Cortland also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2021, 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 NY, the home state for SUNY Cortland.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
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


*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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