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Basic Certificates in Biotechnology

861 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in biotech. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 47% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of biotech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Biotech Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 861 students earned their basic certificate in biotech. This makes it the 74th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in biotech. About 73.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 230
Women 631
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Biotech

The racial-ethnic distribution of biotech basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 105
Hispanic or Latino 194
White 398
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 93
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Biotech Basic Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in biotech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

687 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for biotech students seekinga basic certificate is Seminole State College of Florida. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 687 people received their basic certificate in biotech from Seminole State. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#2

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
38 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Portland Community College. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at Portland Community College. Of these students, 47% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southern Oklahoma Technology Center. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their basic certificate in biotech from Southern Tech. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#4

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
17 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

The biotech program at University of Massachusetts Amherst awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 41% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their basic certificate in biotech from Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 80% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biotech. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Alamance Community College

Graham, North Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alamance Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The biotech program at Alamance Community College awarded 9 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Des Moines Area Community College. Roughly 23,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at DMACC. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#9

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tulsa Community College. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at Tulsa Community College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#9

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Rhode Island comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. Roughly 14,700 attend the school each year. The biotech program at Community College of Rhode Island awarded 6 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Gaston College

Dallas, North Carolina
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Gaston College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their basic certificate in biotech from Gaston College.

#12

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State College at Jacksonville is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biotech. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their basic certificate in biotech from FSCJ. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#13

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Palm Beach State College. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at Palm Beach State College. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#14

Bucks County Community College

Newtown, Pennsylvania
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bucks County Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at Bucks County Community College. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biotech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at HCC. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

Middlesex Community College

Middletown, Connecticut
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Middlesex Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. The biotech program at Middlesex Community College awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cleveland Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The biotech program at Cleveland Community College awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Northern State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biotech. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern Arizona University. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in biotech from NAU.

#20

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations

Lansing Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biotech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to biotech majors at LCC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to biotech that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 377
Other Biological Sciences 66
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13
Ecology & Systematics Biology 10
Genetics 8

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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