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General Biology Schools in Michigan

2,557 students earned Biology degrees in Michigan in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, General Biology is the 9th most popular major out of a total 319 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Michigan

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,316
Associate’s Degree 115
Master’s Degree 99
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 21
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 72.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.2%
  • Other Races: 7.9%
General Biology Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Michigan

In this state, there are 30,070 people employed in jobs related to a biology degree, compared to 1,333,410 nationwide.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Michigan

Biology grads earn an average of $75,110 in the state and $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Michigan that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

486 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,351 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,600 a year.

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
27,025 Total Students

56% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 7.20% which is lower than average. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
187 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,309 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $36,000 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 4.40% which is lower than average.

#4

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
168 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
21,622 Total Students

The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,677.

157 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
22,562 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.73 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $32,300 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,119.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
9,460 Total Students

96% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.87 years to complete their degree at UM Dearborn. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
24,677 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,019. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 67%.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
7,595 Total Students

In their early career, Northern Michigan University grads earn an average salary of $28,500. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
46,716 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.10%. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $49,800 after graduation.

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,111 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,415. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $45,100 after graduation.

General Biology Careers in MI

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 15% $87,500
Medical Scientists 12% $58,250
High School Teachers 6% $62,040
Biological Scientists 0% $73,370

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Biochemistry & Biophysics 665
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 575
Ecology & Systematics Biology 259
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 205
Zoology 149
Microbiology Science & Immunology 140
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 132
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 125

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