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How will your biology education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a biology degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. The US has 1,842 brick and mortar biology schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had biology programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in biology were earned by 98,044 students in the US. Of these students, 1,049 received certifications in biology, 86,786 received an undergraduate degree in biology, and 10,209 received a graduate-level degree in biology.


Students can pursue education in biology at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Biology
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology
  • Master's Degree in Biology
  • Doctoral Degree in Biology
  • Certificate in Biology

Biology students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying biology:

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Recording
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Research


In 2010, biology schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $29,769 per year. The following biology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The biology schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 0 biologists will be working in the US. This would require the number of people working as a biologist to shrink by NaN%. The projected growth for biologists is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Wyoming - 0%
  2. Kentucky - 0%
  3. Texas - 0%


In the US, a biologist earns on average $NaN per year. However, factors such as your employer, professional associations and certifications, or your employer can cause the salary for a biologist to vary greatly. On average, a biologist earns the most in the following states:

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Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 81,690 $67,810 13.5%
Biological Technicians 72,940 $41,740 8.7%
Biological Scientists, All Other 30,430 $71,310 16.1%
Microbiologists 18,330 $72,030 20.2%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 17,440 $61,660 6.1%
Soil and Plant Scientists 12,120 $62,600 20.0%