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General Biology Schools in New York

6,721 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 New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 5,907
Master’s Degree 423
Associate’s Degree 201
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 184
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 184
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 184
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 17.4%
  • Black or African American: 10.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.9%
  • White: 47.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.5%
  • Other Races: 6.8%
General Biology Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in New York

In this state, there are 91,140 people employed in jobs related to a biology degree, compared to 1,333,410 nationwide.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for General Biology Jobs in New York

Biology grads earn an average of $89,000 in the state and $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 106 colleges in New York that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook
485 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
26,814 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,893. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average.

326 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
31,923 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years. The full-time teacher rate is 64%. In their early career, University at Buffalo grads earn an average salary of $40,800.

297 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,027 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $30,494. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 60% of students receive it. In their early career, Cornell grads earn an average salary of $64,800.

264 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
18,124 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,958. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $45,300 a year.

245 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,718 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 43% are considered full time.

231 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
15,816 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,744. The full-time teacher rate is 39%. It takes the average student 4.95 years to graduate.

210 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
12,233 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.92 years to graduate. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
52,885 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.04 years to graduate.

184 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
17,544 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,298. Most students complete their degree in 4.16 years. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#10

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo
159 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
5,398 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%. This public school has an average net price of $19,403. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

General Biology Careers in NY

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 23% $86,790
Medical Scientists 18% $78,900
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $124,560
Biological Scientists 12% $88,430
High School Teachers 7% $81,290

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Biochemistry & Biophysics 834
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 769
Ecology & Systematics Biology 568
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 403
Other Biological Sciences 369
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 284
Biotechnology 247
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 235

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