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Undergraduate Certificates in General Biology

150 Yearly Graduations
$27,900 Median Salary
$20,588 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in biology is offered at 16 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 36% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.7% of biology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Biology Majors

In 2018-2019, 150 undergraduate certificates were awarded to biology majors. This earns it the #100 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in biology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 82,869
Associate’s Degree 6,832
Master’s Degree 6,495
Doctor’s Degree 1,608
Basic Certificate 377
Graduate Certificate 307
Undergraduate Certificate 150

Earnings of Biology Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in biology is $27,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $27,400 to a high of $28,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in biology is $20,588. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,883 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $16,294.

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The median monthly payment of a biology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $214.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in biology. About 76.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 35
Women 115
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Biology

The racial-ethnic distribution of biology undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 71
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 37
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Biology Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 16 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in biology. Learn more about the most popular 16 below:

#1

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
47 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metro Technology Centers tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for biology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their undergraduate certificate in biology from Metro Technology Centers. Of these students, 89% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
27 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Francis Tuttle Technology Center comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in biology. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The biology program at Francis Tuttle Technology Center awarded 27 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#3

Meridian Technology Center

Stillwater, Oklahoma
24 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Meridian Technology Center is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in biology. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The biology program at Meridian Technology Center awarded 24 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Red River Technology Center

Duncan, Oklahoma
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Red River Technology Center comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in biology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 undergraduate certificates were handed out to biology majors at Red River Technology Center. About 81% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Central Technology Center

Drumright, Oklahoma
12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for biology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Central Technology Center. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 undergraduate certificates were handed out to biology majors at Central Tech.

#6

Moore Norman Technology Center

Norman, Oklahoma
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for biology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Moore Norman Technology Center. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The biology program at Moore Norman Technology Center awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in biology. The biology program at Palomar College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Ventura College

Ventura, California
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ventura College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in biology. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their undergraduate certificate in biology from Ventura College. About 50% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Pioneer Technology Center

Ponca City, Oklahoma
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pioneer Technology Center comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in biology. The biology program at Pioneer Technology Center awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to biology that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Biotechnology 37
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 29
Genetics 15
Other Biological Sciences 8
Ecology & Systematics Biology 7

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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