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Bachelor’s Degrees in Genetics

666 Yearly Graduations
$31,250 Median Salary
$24,016 Median Debt
There are 25 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in genetics. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 27% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.8% of genetics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Genetics Majors

In 2018-2019, 666 bachelor's degrees were awarded to genetics majors. This makes it the 183rd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 666
Doctor’s Degree 343
Master’s Degree 280
Undergraduate Certificate 15
Graduate Certificate 14
Basic Certificate 8

Earnings of Genetics Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in genetics is $31,250. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $29,225 and the high is $32,975.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in genetics is $24,016. 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, $26,216 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.

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The median monthly payment of a genetics graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $249.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in genetics. About 65.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 230
Women 436
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Genetics

The racial-ethnic distribution of genetics bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 84
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 446
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 35
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Genetics Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 25 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in genetics. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
88 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for genetics students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 43,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

The genetics program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 88 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Roughly 68,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from Texas A&M. About 66% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
71 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at UC Davis. About 75% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
54 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The genetics program at Michigan State University awarded 54 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

49 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 61,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Ohio State. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#6

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
47 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Clemson University. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

The genetics program at Clemson University awarded 47 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
46 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 34,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

The genetics program at Iowa State University awarded 46 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#8

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
39 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from UGA. Of these students, 59% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
39 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 50,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 64% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
33 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Carolina State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 35,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from NC State. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#11

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
26 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 44,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Purdue. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

22 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,170 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from U of NH. About 77% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,844 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at New Mexico State University - Main Campus. About 67% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, New York
14 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Fredonia comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from SUNY Fredonia. Of these students, 50% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Roughly 31,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Wazzu. Of these students, 44% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, Ohio
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio Wesleyan University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at OWU. About 62% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

University of New Haven is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,920 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 bachelor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at U of New Haven.

#16

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 21,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from UAB. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 36,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The genetics program at University of California - Irvine awarded 6 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Cedar Crest College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,774 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,287 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their bachelor's degree in genetics from Cedar Crest.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to genetics that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 82,869
Biochemistry & Biophysics 11,911
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,341
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5,549
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 4,135

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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