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General Biology Schools in North Carolina

3,519 Biology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, General Biology is the 10th most popular major in the state out of a total 284 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,251
Master’s Degree 232
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 28
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 28
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 28
Associate’s Degree 8

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of biology majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.3%
  • Black or African American: 17.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.3%
  • White: 52.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.3%
  • Other Races: 9.5%
General Biology Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in North Carolina

35,940 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for General Biology Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a biology grad in the state is $83,380, compared to a typical salary of $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 50 colleges in North Carolina that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

575 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 77% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

305 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
35,479 Total Students

The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at NC State. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation.

244 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

71% of the teachers are full time. 74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 6.10% which is lower than average.

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

81% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $34,900 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time.

#5

Duke University

Durham
214 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

93% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,442. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

190 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,100 a year. This public school has an average net price of $12,158. The full-time teacher rate is 76%.

177 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 73%. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

163 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

A typical student attending Appalachian State will pay a net price of $14,018. Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%.

#9

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem
145 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,401 Total Students

46% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 76%. The student loan default rate of 1.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,137 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,339. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,500 a year. 93% of students get financical aid.

General Biology Careers in NC

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Medical Scientists 23% $88,690
Natural Sciences Managers 20% $140,600
Biological Science Professors 14% $65,550
Life Scientists 14% $91,080
Biological Scientists 10% $79,580
High School Teachers 8% $46,760

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 273
Biochemistry & Biophysics 243
Ecology & Systematics Biology 160
Zoology 139
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 130
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 128
Genetics 93
Biotechnology 88

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