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Biotechnology Schools in Virginia

In 2018-2019, 29 students earned their Biotech degrees in VA.

A Biotechnology major is the 200th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Biotechnology Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29

Gender Distribution

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

Biotechnology Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 13.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.9%
  • White: 69.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 3.4%
Biotechnology Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Biotechnology Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 3,670 people employed in jobs related to a biotech degree, compared to 154,670 nationwide.

Biotechnology Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Biotechnology Jobs in Virginia

In this state, biotech grads earn an average of $93,750. Nationwide, they make an average of $97,340.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There is one school in the state that offers this degree.


James Madison University

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,820 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.23 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 80%.

Biotechnology Careers in VA

Some of the careers biotech majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 19% $69,400
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $126,060
Biological Scientists 11% $83,180

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
General Biology 3,345
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 303
Biochemistry & Biophysics 245
Other Biological Sciences 169
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 120
Microbiology Science & Immunology 68
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 68
Ecology & Systematics Biology 36

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