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General Biology Schools in Nevada

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

In terms of popularity, General Biology is the 13th most popular major in the state out of a total 201 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Nevada

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 473
Associate’s Degree 62
Master’s Degree 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in NV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 20.7%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.8%
  • White: 40.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 10.0%
General Biology Majors in NV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Nevada

6,830 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. NV

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Nevada

Biology grads earn an average of $73,490 in the state and $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Nevada that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

255 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
30,457 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,551. The full-time teacher rate is 96%.

203 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,463 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.00% which is lower than average. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $14,122.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
34,169 Total Students

22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year.

#4

Nevada State College

Henderson
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
4,930 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,980. It takes the average student 5.00 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,000 a year.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,861 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 96%. This public school has an average net price of $8,072.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
2% Graduation Rate
3,451 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,502. The full-time teacher rate is 28%. 75% of students get financical aid.

#7

Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
889 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,737. The student loan default rate is 9.00% which is lower than average.

#8

Western Nevada College

Carson City
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,327 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,960. In their early career, WNC grads earn an average salary of $25,700. 24% of the teachers are full time.

General Biology Careers in NV

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title NV Job Growth NV Median Salary
Life Scientists 50% $0
Medical Scientists 32% $99,720
Biological Science Professors 25% $69,590
Biological Scientists 24% $74,080
High School Teachers 22% $57,730
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $102,810

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

Major Annual Graduates in NV
Biochemistry & Biophysics 76
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 75
Microbiology Science & Immunology 57
Biotechnology 23
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 5
Other Biological Sciences 5
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 4

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