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Bachelor’s Degrees in Biotechnology

944 Yearly Graduations
$39,250 Median Salary
$22,084 Median Debt
There are 97 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in biotech. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 43% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 5.6% of biotech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Biotech Majors

In 2018-2019, 944 bachelor's degrees were awarded to biotech majors. This earns it the #168 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in biotech is $39,250. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $35,700 to a high of $42,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in biotech is $22,084. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,381.

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The median monthly payment of a biotech graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $230.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in biotech. About 51.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 463
Women 481
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Biotech

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 128
Black or African American 43
Hispanic or Latino 185
White 456
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 79
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Biotech Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 97 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in biotech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
75 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at UH. Of these students, 52% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
65 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Davis. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at UC Davis. About 58% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

41 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Roughly 33,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at Colorado State. About 17% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
35 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Roughly 50,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their bachelor's degree in biotech from Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 49% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
34 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kentucky comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Each year, around 29,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

The biotech program at University of Kentucky awarded 34 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

34 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in biotech. Each year, around 34,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at BYU. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their bachelor's degree in biotech from Cal Poly Pomona. About 48% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts
30 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

Endicott College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,304 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,555 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at Endicott.

#9

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
29 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is James Madison University. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,848 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their bachelor's degree in biotech from JMU. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#9

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Each year, around 69,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at UCF. Of these students, 48% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

29 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - San Marcos. Each year, around 16,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The biotech program at California State University - San Marcos awarded 29 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#12

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah
28 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah Valley University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Roughly 41,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,513 per year.

The biotech program at Utah Valley University awarded 28 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
25 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Rochester Institute of Technology. Each year, around 16,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their bachelor's degree in biotech from RIT. About 44% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, New York
23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Cobleskill comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The biotech program at SUNY Cobleskill awarded 23 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
22 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Worcester State University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in biotech. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,042 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at Worcester State. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

21 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Nebraska at Omaha. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

The biotech program at University of Nebraska at Omaha awarded 21 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#17

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
19 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oregon State University. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their bachelor's degree in biotech from Oregon State. Of these students, 68% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Hampshire at Manchester is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in biotech. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,840 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at UNH Manchester. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

16 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in biotech. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at ESF. Of these students, 50% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,968 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,510 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 bachelor's degrees were handed out to biotech majors at UPR Mayaguez. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 82,869
Biochemistry & Biophysics 11,911
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,341
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5,549
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 4,135

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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