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General Biology Schools in Pennsylvania

4,433 students earned Biology degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, General Biology is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,952
Master’s Degree 294
Associate’s Degree 94
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 92
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 92
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 92
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 12.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.6%
  • White: 64.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.5%
  • Other Races: 6.5%
General Biology Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in Pennsylvania

66,980 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for General Biology Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a biology grad in the state is $74,310, compared to a typical salary of $89,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 118 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

276 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

273 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

65% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate.

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia
270 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate.

#4

Drexel University

Philadelphia
178 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 54%. Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years. This private school has an average net price of $33,631.

163 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
25,860 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $71,600 a year.

146 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,900 a year. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,483 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,600 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#8

Villanova University

Villanova
98 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
11,030 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 67%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%. Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,381 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $34,300 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 76%.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
7,746 Total Students

The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,400 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,923.

General Biology Careers in PA

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Life Scientists 14% $70,410
Biological Science Professors 14% $84,070
Medical Scientists 8% $103,110
Natural Sciences Managers 8% $130,970
Biological Scientists 6% $71,110
High School Teachers 6% $62,990

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 749
Biochemistry & Biophysics 696
Other Biological Sciences 434
Ecology & Systematics Biology 219
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 165
Microbiology Science & Immunology 134
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 133
Biotechnology 109

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