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Biotechnology Schools in Rhode Island

In 2018-2019, 44 students earned their Biotech degrees in RI.

As a degree choice, Biotechnology is the 107th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 37
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

Biotechnology Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of biotech majors in Rhode Island is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.4%
  • White: 38.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.4%
  • Other Races: 11.4%
Biotechnology Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in Rhode Island

There are 290 people in the state and 154,670 people in the nation working in biotech jobs.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in Rhode Island

A typical salary for a biotech grad in the state is $98,820, compared to a typical salary of $97,340 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in Rhode Island that offer biotech degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:


Brown University

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
10,257 Total Students

In their early career, Brown grads earn an average salary of $52,500. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%. 90% of the teachers are full time.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,539 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,000 a year.

Biotechnology Careers in RI

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 12% $83,790
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $124,430
Biological Scientists 0% $94,580

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
General Biology 471
Ecology & Systematics Biology 103
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 89
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 57
Biochemistry & Biophysics 33
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 32
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 6
Molecular Medicine 2

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