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Graduate Certificates in Biotechnology

65 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in biotech. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 31% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 29.2% of biotech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Biotech Majors

In 2018-2019, 65 graduate certificates were awarded to biotech majors. This earns it the #126 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate 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 graduate certificate in biotech. About 61.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 25
Women 40
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Biotech

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 24
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Biotech Graduate Certificate Students

There are 24 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in biotech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women

The most popular school in the United States for biotech students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Chicago. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their graduate certificate in biotech from UChicago.

#2

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Ball State University. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

The biotech program at Ball State University awarded 10 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in biotech. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

The biotech program at University of Maryland - Baltimore County awarded 9 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Los Angeles is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in biotech. Each year, around 26,600 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 - Los Angeles awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in biotech. Roughly 58,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to biotech majors at UMGC. Of these students, 20% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in biotech. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to biotech majors at Johns Hopkins. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Kansas State University. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to biotech majors at K -State.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in biotech. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in biotech from Purdue. About 100% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Tufts University. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,724 per year.

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

#9

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in biotech. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The biotech program at Northwestern University awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for biotech majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Kentucky. 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 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Rochester is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in biotech. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in biotech from University of Rochester.

#13

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in biotech. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to biotech majors at U-M.

#13

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in biotech. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

The biotech program at University of Alabama at Birmingham awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 307
Biochemistry & Biophysics 198
Other Biological Sciences 187
Ecology & Systematics Biology 159
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 93

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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