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General Biology Schools in Iowa

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

In terms of popularity, General Biology is the 12th most popular major in the state out of a total 264 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 890
Master’s Degree 53
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.0%
  • White: 78.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.7%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
General Biology Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Iowa

There are 15,370 people in the state and 1,333,410 people in the nation working in biology jobs.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a biology grad in the state is $67,730, compared to a typical salary of $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 29 colleges in Iowa that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

232 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. 84% of the teachers are full time.

#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City
125 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

84% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Iowa grads earn an average salary of $42,200. The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.90%. This public school has an average net price of $16,244. In their early career, UNI grads earn an average salary of $38,100.

#4

Luther College

Decorah
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
2,005 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $23,792. The student loan default rate is 2.40% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

#5

Grinnell College

Grinnell
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,716 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,358. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%.

#6

Morningside College

Sioux City
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
2,698 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. An average student at Morningside will pay a net price of $23,214.

#7

Wartburg College

Waverly
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
1,498 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,895.

#9

Grand View University

Des Moines
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,600 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 41%.

#10

Central College

Pella
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,117 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

Drake University

Des Moines
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,869 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.40% which is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,046. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate.

General Biology Careers in IA

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 16% $92,970
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $117,890
Medical Scientists 12% $63,270
Biological Scientists 12% $62,770
High School Teachers 7% $56,040
Life Scientists 3% $72,900

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Biochemistry & Biophysics 254
Ecology & Systematics Biology 132
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 78
Genetics 72
Microbiology Science & Immunology 64
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 44
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 26
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 20

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