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General Biology Schools in Kentucky

1,145 students earned Biology degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, General Biology is the 20th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,059
Master’s Degree 64
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 20
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.8%
  • White: 78.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
General Biology Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 13,970 people employed in jobs related to a biology degree, compared to 1,333,410 nationwide.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a biology grad in the state is $67,720, compared to a typical salary of $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Kentucky that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

277 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at UK. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,900 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $18,523.

149 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,692. The 6.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,776.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,845. 99% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 58% are considered full time.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
9,654 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,759. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. In their early career, Morehead State University grads earn an average salary of $27,200.

#6

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
74 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
15,664 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $32,800 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 97%.

#7

Bellarmine University

Louisville
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,331 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,700 after graduation. 97% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,242.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
16,966 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 32%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
946 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $34,100 after graduation. This private school has an average net price of $24,588.

General Biology Careers in KY

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 13% $62,730
Medical Scientists 11% $72,780
Natural Sciences Managers 10% $105,250
Life Scientists 8% $59,380
High School Teachers 6% $55,690
Biological Scientists 4% $63,260

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 75
Biochemistry & Biophysics 61
Biotechnology 36
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 33
Pharmacology & Toxicology 27
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 17
Ecology & Systematics Biology 16
Microbiology Science & Immunology 14

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