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General Biology Schools in Arkansas

868 Biology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, General Biology is the 15th most popular major out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Arkansas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 830
Master’s Degree 32
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

In Arkansas, a biology major is more popular with women than with men.

General Biology Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of biology majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 12.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.5%
  • White: 69.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.0%
  • Other Races: 5.2%
General Biology Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Arkansas

12,540 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Arkansas

A typical salary for a biology grad in the state is $74,380, compared to a typical salary of $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Arkansas that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
247 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 77% of students receive it.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,177 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,600 a year. A typical student attending UCA will pay a net price of $14,723. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,709 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. It takes the average student 4.51 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
10,515 Total Students

A typical student attending UA Little Rock will pay a net price of $12,102. The average student takes 4.88 years to complete their degree at UA Little Rock. 97% of students get financical aid.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
2,579 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,684. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.97 years.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
24% Graduation Rate
6,557 Total Students

The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at UAFS. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,362.

#8

Hendrix College

Conway
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,208 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,660 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 100% of students get financical aid.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,961 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.60 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

#10

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
872 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $16,089. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

General Biology Careers in AR

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 17% $60,750
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $99,660
Medical Scientists 11% $82,660
High School Teachers 9% $50,760
Biological Scientists 3% $73,380

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Biochemistry & Biophysics 53
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 29
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 16
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 11
Botany/Plant Biology 8
Zoology 8
Genetics 8
Other Biological Sciences 3

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