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General Biology Schools in Massachusetts

3,212 Biology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, General Biology is the 7th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,582
Master’s Degree 252
Associate’s Degree 189
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 187
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 187
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 187
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 14.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.1%
  • White: 53.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.2%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
General Biology Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Massachusetts

51,010 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a biology grad in the state is $92,980, compared to a typical salary of $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 63 colleges in Massachusetts that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

308 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%.

#2

Tufts University

Medford
276 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,586 Total Students

45% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate.

#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
213 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,720 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 56% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
16,164 Total Students

The average student takes 4.75 years to complete their degree at UMass Boston. Graduates earn an average $39,300 after graduation. 84% of students get financical aid.

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,600 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 5.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

149 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. In their early career, Northeastern grads earn an average salary of $54,400. Of all the students who attend this school, 77% get financial aid.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
5,800 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 68% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $37,688. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

111 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

58% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $30,729.

#9

Harvard University

Cambridge
97 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $70,300 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.13 years.

87 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $17,765. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. In their early career, Bridgewater State grads earn an average salary of $36,400.

General Biology Careers in MA

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 19% $89,320
Life Scientists 14% $110,210
Biological Scientists 14% $74,580
Medical Scientists 13% $84,070
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $164,590
High School Teachers 11% $77,830

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 681
Biochemistry & Biophysics 681
Ecology & Systematics Biology 557
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 358
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 287
Other Biological Sciences 226
Biotechnology 221
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 208

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