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Biotechnology Schools in Iowa

11 Biotech students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Biotechnology is the 208th most popular major out of a total 264 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 7
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

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

Biotechnology Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.1%
  • White: 81.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.1%
  • Other Races: 0.0%
Biotechnology Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in Iowa

There are 1,370 people in the state and 154,670 people in the nation working in biotech jobs.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in Iowa

Biotech grads earn an average of $101,810 in the state and $97,340 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Iowa that offer biotech degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,474 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 99%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $10,084.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,140. Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution.


Dordt College

Sioux Center
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,564 Total Students

An average student at Dordt will pay a net price of $24,513. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 61%.


Grand View University

Des Moines
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,244. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.45 years to complete their degree at UNI.

Biotechnology Careers in IA

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 16% $92,970
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $117,890
Biological Scientists 12% $62,770

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
General Biology 946
Biochemistry & Biophysics 254
Ecology & Systematics Biology 132
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 78
Genetics 72
Microbiology Science & Immunology 64
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 44
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 26

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