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General Biology Schools in New Jersey

2,830 Biology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A General Biology major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,241
Master’s Degree 374
Associate’s Degree 193
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of biology majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 22.4%
  • Black or African American: 12.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.4%
  • White: 36.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 7.0%
General Biology Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in New Jersey

34,310 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for General Biology Jobs in New Jersey

In this state, biology grads earn an average of $85,790. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,150.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 33 colleges in New Jersey that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

704 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,173 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,300 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Rutgers New Brunswick will pay a net price of $20,623.

#2

Rowan University

Glassboro
266 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,618 Total Students

49% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it.

204 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,007 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%. A typical student attending Montclair State will pay a net price of $19,949. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

186 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,309 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $35,800 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 26%.

161 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
13,605 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years. 56% of the teachers are full time.

#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange
149 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,219 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. 94% of the teachers are full time. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
9,934 Total Students

A typical student attending Stockton State will pay a net price of $20,399. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
7,821 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $27,026. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 83% of students get financical aid.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,142 Total Students

The 5.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,700 a year.

87 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
11,518 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.73 years. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%.

General Biology Careers in NJ

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 12% $90,490
Life Scientists 10% $73,440
Natural Sciences Managers 9% $166,190
Medical Scientists 8% $128,210
High School Teachers 2% $74,700
Biological Scientists 0% $81,880

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Biochemistry & Biophysics 395
Ecology & Systematics Biology 171
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 149
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 78
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 73
Biotechnology 58
Pharmacology & Toxicology 56
Genetics 51

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