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General Biology Schools in Colorado

1,387 students earned Biology degrees in Colorado in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, General Biology is the 17th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,228
Master’s Degree 150
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.9%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.4%
  • White: 62.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 9.6%
General Biology Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Colorado

21,440 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Colorado

Biology grads earn an average of $71,380 in the state and $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in Colorado that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

341 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
33,426 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate.

233 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
24,910 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. In their early career, CU Anschutz grads earn an average salary of $41,500. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,080 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 73% of students receive it.

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
12,807 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,600 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,812. The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
12,930 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,230. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
12,931 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 56%. This private school has an average net price of $28,991. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
4,304 Total Students

98% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.

#8

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,373 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,840. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
3,487 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $29,300 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,200.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
7,081 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 7.70% which is lower than average.

General Biology Careers in CO

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 32% $70,770
Medical Scientists 24% $59,350
High School Teachers 20% $51,780
Life Scientists 17% $49,550
Natural Sciences Managers 15% $127,080
Biological Scientists 12% $71,030

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 426
Ecology & Systematics Biology 404
Biochemistry & Biophysics 304
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 236
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 221
Zoology 164
Microbiology Science & Immunology 147
Biotechnology 57

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