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Biotechnology Schools in Massachusetts

221 students earned Biotech degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Biotechnology is the 117th most popular major out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 97
Bachelor’s Degree 68
Associate’s Degree 32
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 18
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Biotechnology Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.6%
  • Black or African American: 11.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.1%
  • White: 49.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 16.7%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Biotechnology Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 10,730 people employed in jobs related to a biotech degree, compared to 154,670 nationwide.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a biotech grad in the state is $112,390, compared to a typical salary of $97,340 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Massachusetts that offer biotech degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,900 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. 10% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

Endicott College

Beverly
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,794 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Endicott. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
6,217 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $18,580.

#4

Harvard University

Cambridge
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Harvard. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $15,561. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $70,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at UMass Amherst. In their early career, UMass Amherst grads earn an average salary of $41,200.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,522 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.50%. Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 58% get financial aid. In their early career, Boston U grads earn an average salary of $49,200. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Tufts University

Medford
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,586 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 45% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,485.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
5,800 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,700 after earning their degree at this institution. 68% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Brandeis will pay a net price of $37,688.

#10

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,007 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,300 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,944. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,921 Total Students

85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, STCC grads earn an average salary of $26,800. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time.

Biotechnology Careers in MA

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 19% $89,320
Biological Scientists 14% $74,580
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $164,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
General Biology 3,212
Biochemistry & Biophysics 681
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 681
Ecology & Systematics Biology 557
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 358
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 287
Other Biological Sciences 226
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 208

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