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Associate’s Degrees in Biotechnology

198 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 59 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in biotech. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 43% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.1% of biotech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Biotech Majors

In 2018-2019, 198 associate's degrees were awarded to biotech majors. This earns it the #157 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in biotech at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,469
Bachelor’s Degree 944
Basic Certificate 861
Associate’s Degree 198
Graduate Certificate 65
Undergraduate Certificate 37
Doctor’s Degree 17

Earnings of Biotech Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for biotech majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for biotech students who are associate's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in biotech. About 64.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 71
Women 127
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Biotech

The racial-ethnic distribution of biotech associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 89
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 13
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Biotech Associate's Degree Students

There are 59 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in biotech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
21 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 72,600 attend the school each year. The biotech program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bunker Hill Community College. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The biotech program at Bunker Hill Community College awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. About 80% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

North Central State College

Mansfield, Ohio
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

North Central State College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in biotech. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The biotech program at North Central State College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Forsyth Technical Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Forsyth Tech. About 78% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in biotech. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Portland Community College. About 67% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Erie Community College. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Erie Community College. About 44% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Borough of Manhattan Community College. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 associate's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at BMCC. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#9

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Queensborough Community College. Each year, around 14,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in biotech from QCC. About 38% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Community College of Allegheny County. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in biotech from CCAC.

#11

Pitt Community College

Winterville, North Carolina
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pitt Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Pitt Community College. Of these students, 67% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Northern State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

The biotech program at Northern State University awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Springfield Technical Community College. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in biotech from STCC. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#11

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

Roxbury Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in biotech. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The biotech program at Roxbury Community College awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Humacao Community College

Humacao, Puerto Rico
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Humacao Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in biotech. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Humacao Community College. About 60% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Quinsigamond Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in biotech. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Quinsigamond Community College. About 60% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bronx Community College. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in biotech from BCC. About 60% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Each year, around 16,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at Tulsa Community College. About 80% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwest Tennessee Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Roughly 9,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in biotech from Southwest. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Alamance Community College

Graham, North Carolina
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alamance Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in biotech. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in biotech from ACC. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to biotech that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 6,832
Other Biological Sciences 93
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 81
Ecology & Systematics Biology 48
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 45

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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