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Bachelor’s Degrees in Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences

4,135 Yearly Graduations
$30,200 Median Salary
$19,602 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in cell biology is offered at 83 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 53% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.2% of cell biology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Cell Biology Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,135 bachelor's degrees were awarded to cell biology majors. This earns it the #87 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in cell biology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,135
Doctor’s Degree 778
Master’s Degree 699
Associate’s Degree 45
Graduate Certificate 11
Basic Certificate 3

Earnings of Cell Biology Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in cell biology is $30,200. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $27,925 and the high is $33,050.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in cell biology is $19,602. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $22,911 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $16,500.

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The median monthly payment of a cell biology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $203.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in cell biology. About 60.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,645
Women 2,490
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Cell Biology

The racial-ethnic distribution of cell biology bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,358
Black or African American 109
Hispanic or Latino 483
White 1,655
International Students 215
Other Races/Ethnicities 315
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cell Biology Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 83 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in cell biology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
687 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for cell biology students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The cell biology program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 687 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#2

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
376 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - San Diego. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 376 bachelor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at UCSD. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

357 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in cell biology. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 357 people received their bachelor's degree in cell biology from UIUC. Of these students, 54% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
244 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Santa Cruz. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 244 bachelor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at UC Santa Cruz. Of these students, 67% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
200 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in cell biology. Roughly 44,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 bachelor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at UCLA. About 60% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

191 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 191 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#7

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
150 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Arizona. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Arizona awarded 150 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#8

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
143 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in cell biology. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Connecticut awarded 143 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
141 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Colorado Boulder. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Colorado Boulder awarded 141 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
133 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 50,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The cell biology program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 133 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
121 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 27,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 121 people received their bachelor's degree in cell biology from Johns Hopkins. About 55% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
104 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Harvard University. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

The cell biology program at Harvard University awarded 104 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#13

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
97 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 people received their bachelor's degree in cell biology from Yale. About 61% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
92 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 92 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
71 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 23,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

The cell biology program at Missouri State University - Springfield awarded 71 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
69 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 69 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 52% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
65 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Augusta University. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,892 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,504 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 bachelor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Augusta University. Of these students, 57% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
50 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Washington University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their bachelor's degree in cell biology from WWU. Of these students, 60% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Parker University

Dallas, Texas
49 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Parker University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,128 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,870 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their bachelor's degree in cell biology from Parker University. About 31% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
46 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montana State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their bachelor's degree in cell biology from MSU Bozeman. About 59% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to cell biology that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 82,869
Biochemistry & Biophysics 11,911
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,341
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5,549
Ecology & Systematics Biology 3,824

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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