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Biotechnology Schools in Alabama

In 2018-2019, 56 students earned their Biotech degrees in AL.

In this state, Biotechnology is the 134th most popular major out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in Alabama

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Bachelor’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a biotech major is more popular with women than with men.

Biotechnology Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of biotech majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.7%
  • Black or African American: 14.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 23.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 50.0%
  • Other Races: 1.8%
Biotechnology Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in Alabama

430 people in the state and 154,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biotech.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in Alabama

Biotech grads earn an average of $67,200 in the state and $97,340 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Alabama that offer biotech degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
21,923 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.54 years to graduate. 94% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,100 a year.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,736 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.85 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,200 a year.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
30,440 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.60% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $23,696. The full-time teacher rate is 86%.

Biotechnology Careers in AL

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 13% $0
Biological Scientists 4% $65,970

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

Major Annual Graduates in AL
General Biology 1,754
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 296
Ecology & Systematics Biology 58
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 58
Microbiology Science & Immunology 56
Biochemistry & Biophysics 29
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 18
Other Biological Sciences 17

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