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Doctor’s Degrees in Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences

778 Yearly Graduations
$54,300 Median Salary
57% Women
A doctor's degree in cell biology is offered at 122 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 23% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 25.4% of cell biology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Cell Biology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 778 students earned their doctor's degree in cell biology. This makes it the 40th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in cell biology is $54,300. 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 $52,950 and the high is $56,950.

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Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for cell biology students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in cell biology. About 56.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 335
Women 443
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Cell Biology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 70
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 65
White 371
International Students 198
Other Races/Ethnicities 55
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cell Biology Doctor's Degree Students

There are 122 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in cell biology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
45 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for cell biology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their doctor's degree in cell biology from UPenn. Of these students, 64% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
36 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in cell biology. 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 36 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas
35 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baylor College of Medicine comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 doctor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Baylor College of Medicine. About 51% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
28 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The cell biology program at Northwestern University awarded 28 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
26 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Johns Hopkins University. 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.

The cell biology program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 26 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

23 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their doctor'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 23 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Columbia University in the City of New York. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in cell biology from Columbia. Of these students, 48% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
20 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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, 20 people received their doctor's degree in cell biology from Yale. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#9

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
18 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Washington University in St Louis. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,250 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 doctor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at WUSTL. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#9

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weill Cornell Medical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. The cell biology program at Weill Cornell Medical College awarded 18 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
17 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 33,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 doctor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Boston U. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#12

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at U-M. About 69% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
14 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in cell biology. 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 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their doctor's degree in cell biology from UT Austin. Of these students, 57% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The cell biology program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in cell biology from UAB. About 46% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

New York University

New York, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 doctor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at NYU. About 62% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of California - Merced

Merced, California
11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Merced is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 8,800 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 doctor's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at UC Merced. About 27% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The cell biology program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The cell biology program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 1,608
Biochemistry & Biophysics 1,064
Ecology & Systematics Biology 801
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 756
Microbiology Science & Immunology 584

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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