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Biotechnology Schools in California

265 students earned Biotech degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

A Biotechnology major is the 187th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 132
Bachelor’s Degree 125
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

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

Biotechnology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 24.2%
  • Black or African American: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.2%
  • White: 23.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.2%
  • Other Races: 13.6%
Biotechnology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in California

In this state, there are 23,240 people employed in jobs related to a biotech degree, compared to 154,670 nationwide.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in California

Biotech grads earn an average of $128,370 in the state and $97,340 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in California that offer biotech degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,634 Total Students

87% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,729. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,053 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.96 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
28,058 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,842. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 79% of students receive it.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,908 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate. In their early career, UC Irvine grads earn an average salary of $41,100. 68% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
9,297 Total Students

40% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 3.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
7,525 Total Students

In their early career, CSUCI grads earn an average salary of $35,300. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 54% are considered full time. A typical student attending CSUCI will pay a net price of $16,226.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
10,636 Total Students

The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,000 a year. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,453. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
24,298 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $6,452. The 5.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
26,671 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,700 after earning their degree at this institution. 25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 5.23 years to graduate.

Biotechnology Careers in CA

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 19% $116,420
Biological Scientists 12% $87,760
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $150,350

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
General Biology 12,467
Biochemistry & Biophysics 2,153
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 1,816
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1,312
Ecology & Systematics Biology 759
Microbiology Science & Immunology 576
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 371
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 273

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