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Biochemistry & Biophysics Schools in District of Columbia

In 2018-2019, 110 students earned their Biochemistry degrees in DC.

A Biochemistry & Biophysics major is the 68th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Biochemistry & Biophysics Majors in District of Columbia

Biochemistry majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 80
Bachelor’s Degree 26
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a biochemistry major is more popular with women than with men.

Biochemistry & Biophysics Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of biochemistry majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.2%
  • White: 37.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 22.7%
  • Other Races: 6.4%
Biochemistry & Biophysics Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biochemistry & Biophysics Grads in District of Columbia

2,740 people in the state and 323,520 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biochemistry.

Biochemistry & Biophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Biochemistry & Biophysics Jobs in District of Columbia

Biochemistry grads earn an average of $104,460 in the state and $96,420 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in District of Columbia that offer biochemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:


Georgetown University

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,593 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $65,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years. The student loan default rate is 1.20% which is lower than average.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,814 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 51%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.


American University

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,318 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,617. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $45,600 a year.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,707 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $15,414. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,771 Total Students

The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at CUA. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year. This private school has an average net price of $34,972.


Howard University

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,399 Total Students

96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Howard. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,800 a year.

Biochemistry & Biophysics Careers in DC

Some of the careers biochemistry majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 17% $122,720
Medical Scientists 16% $84,940
Natural Sciences Managers 5% $133,700
Microbiologists 0% $100,210
Biological Scientists 0% $84,670

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to biochemistry.

Major Annual Graduates in DC
General Biology 431
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 346
Ecology & Systematics Biology 80
Biotechnology 69
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 63
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 58
Microbiology Science & Immunology 53
Pharmacology & Toxicology 12

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