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General Biology Schools in Georgia

3,170 students earned Biology degrees in Georgia in the 2018-2019 year.

A General Biology major is the 13th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,846
Master’s Degree 168
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 86
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 86
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 86
Associate’s Degree 70

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 12.2%
  • Black or African American: 25.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.3%
  • White: 44.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.3%
  • Other Races: 6.2%
General Biology Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Georgia

In this state, there are 31,200 people employed in jobs related to a biology degree, compared to 1,333,410 nationwide.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Georgia

In this state, biology grads earn an average of $75,800. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,150.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 53 colleges in Georgia that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

421 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
38,652 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 91% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,900 a year.

399 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
34,316 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,200 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

#3

Emory University

Atlanta
271 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
14,458 Total Students

In their early career, Emory grads earn an average salary of $57,500. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 58% get financial aid.

257 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
26,408 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 90% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending GaSou will pay a net price of $15,795.

228 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
35,420 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 63%.

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
19,722 Total Students

The 8.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $35,400 after graduation. 86% of students get financical aid.

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,733 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.20%. The average student takes 4.77 years to complete their degree at University of West Georgia.

#8

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville
106 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
12,508 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 69%. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
8,740 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 96%. This private school has an average net price of $20,828. The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
32,723 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 1.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 79% of students receive it.

General Biology Careers in GA

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 20% $78,790
Medical Scientists 18% $62,600
High School Teachers 15% $57,430
Natural Sciences Managers 12% $0
Biological Scientists 9% $71,280
Life Scientists 0% $59,180

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 315
Biochemistry & Biophysics 288
Ecology & Systematics Biology 266
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 111
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 99
Zoology 80
Genetics 52
Microbiology Science & Immunology 39

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