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Genetics Schools in California

124 students earned Genetics degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Genetics is the 224th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Genetics Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 77
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 30
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 30
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 30
Master’s Degree 17

Gender Distribution

In California, a genetics major is more popular with women than with men.

Genetics Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of genetics majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 26.6%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.3%
  • White: 46.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.9%
  • Other Races: 7.3%
Genetics Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Genetics Grads in California

49,320 people in the state and 274,990 in the nation are employed in jobs related to genetics.

Genetics Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Genetics Jobs in California

Genetics grads earn an average of $102,550 in the state and $96,420 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in California that offer genetics degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,167 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $40,400 after graduation. 67% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending UC Davis will pay a net price of $14,729.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
17,381 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 68% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $30,453. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,032 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 68% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,604. Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,171. The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at UCLA.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded

The 0.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $95,400 after graduation. 59% of the teachers are full time.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
2,233 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 3 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,500 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 92%.

Genetics Careers in CA

Some of the careers genetics majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Biological Science Professors 19% $116,420
Medical Scientists 12% $99,100
Biological Scientists 12% $87,760
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $150,350

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
General Biology 12,467
Biochemistry & Biophysics 2,153
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 1,816
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1,312
Ecology & Systematics Biology 759
Microbiology Science & Immunology 576
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 371
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 273

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