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Basic Certificates in General Biology

377 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in biology is offered at 27 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 51% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of biology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Biology Majors

In 2018-2019, 377 basic certificates were awarded to biology majors. This earns it the #107 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 82,869
Associate’s Degree 6,832
Master’s Degree 6,495
Doctor’s Degree 1,608
Basic Certificate 377
Graduate Certificate 307
Undergraduate Certificate 150

Earnings of Biology Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for biology majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in biology. About 71.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 106
Women 271
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Biology

The racial-ethnic distribution of biology basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 120
White 167
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 26
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Biology Basic Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in biology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ventura College

Ventura, California
154 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ventura College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for biology majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 basic certificates were handed out to biology majors at Ventura College. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#2

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
68 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biology. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The biology program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 68 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
67 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biology. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their basic certificate in biology from UW - Madison. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#4

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
26 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for biology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tulsa Technology Center. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 basic certificates were handed out to biology majors at Tulsa Tech. About 65% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Ohlone College

Fremont, California
21 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for biology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ohlone College. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their basic certificate in biology from Ohlone College. About 62% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Youngstown State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biology. Roughly 12,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,705 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,058 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their basic certificate in biology from Youngstown State University. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biology. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 basic certificates were handed out to biology majors at Cincinnati State. About 43% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in biology. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

The biology program at Florida Atlantic University awarded 6 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for biology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern State University. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their basic certificate in biology from NSU.

5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

University of Akron Main Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biology. Each year, around 17,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,306 per year.

The biology program at University of Akron Main Campus awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for biology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,470 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,682 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to biology majors at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#12

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Arizona State University - West is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,175 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to biology majors at ASU - West.

#13

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in biology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to biology majors at Pitt.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to biology that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Biotechnology 861
Other Biological Sciences 66
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13
Ecology & Systematics Biology 10
Genetics 8

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.

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