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General Biology Schools in South Carolina

1,743 Biology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, General Biology is the 4th most popular major in the state out of a total 260 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Biology Majors in South Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,558
Master’s Degree 162
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 12
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 11
Post-Master’s Certificate 11

Gender Distribution

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

General Biology Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.2%
  • Black or African American: 19.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 66.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.5%
  • Other Races: 4.7%
General Biology Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Biology Grads in South Carolina

16,910 people in the state and 1,333,410 in the nation are employed in jobs related to biology.

General Biology Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for General Biology Jobs in South Carolina

In this state, biology grads earn an average of $78,370. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,150.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 32 colleges in South Carolina that offer biology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

385 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
24,951 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $43,600 after graduation. 92% of the teachers are full time.

326 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
34,795 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,219. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at UofSC. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid.

#3

College of Charleston

Charleston
167 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,783 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid. In their early career, C of C grads earn an average salary of $33,000.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
3,940 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 73% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.74 years to complete their degree at Francis Marion University.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
10,641 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#5

Winthrop University

Rock Hill
68 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
5,813 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. This public school has an average net price of $17,592. Graduates earn an average $30,200 after graduation.

#7

Wofford College

Spartanburg
59 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
1,666 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
3,699 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 55%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,969.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
2,116 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,738. It takes the average student 4.72 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,414 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at CSU. The 7.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

General Biology Careers in SC

Some of the careers biology majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Medical Scientists 19% $64,750
Biological Science Professors 17% $65,640
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $81,730
Biological Scientists 10% $77,560
High School Teachers 9% $53,320

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 404
Ecology & Systematics Biology 260
Biochemistry & Biophysics 180
Microbiology Science & Immunology 68
Genetics 58
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 21
Zoology 16
Biotechnology 11

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