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Biotechnology Schools in Pennsylvania

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

In terms of popularity, Biotechnology is the 181st most popular major in the state out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 73
Bachelor’s Degree 22
Associate’s Degree 10
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4

Gender Distribution

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

Biotechnology Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.5%
  • White: 45.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 38.5%
  • Other Races: 1.8%
Biotechnology Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in Pennsylvania

8,390 people in the state and 154,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biotech.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, biotech grads earn an average of $94,510. Nationwide, they make an average of $97,340.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer biotech degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
25,860 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.10%. 6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 58% of students get financical aid.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
2,853 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 39%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,367. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#4

Temple University

Philadelphia
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 54% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $23,536.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,086 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $26,300 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 21% are considered full time. 66% of students get financical aid.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,412 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,022.

#7

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,274 Total Students

The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Duquesne. The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,700 a year.

#8

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,687 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. This private school has an average net price of $27,017.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
6% Graduation Rate
4,803 Total Students

An average student at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will pay a net price of $14,600. The average student takes 4.63 years to complete their degree at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,200 a year.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,761 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 23%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,400 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,722.

Biotechnology Careers in PA

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 14% $84,070
Natural Sciences Managers 8% $130,970
Biological Scientists 6% $71,110

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
General Biology 4,433
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 749
Biochemistry & Biophysics 696
Other Biological Sciences 434
Ecology & Systematics Biology 219
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 165
Microbiology Science & Immunology 134
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 133

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