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2023 Biochemistry Students

There are about 21,636 students enrolled in Biochemistry in the USA.

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College is an immensely poignant time in one's life; it is a chance for personal growth and expansion. Students attempt to realize what they want to do and build the indispensable skills to become a flourishing member of society. But learning isn't confined to a classroom - the interactions which one has with their classmates, the nugget of wisdom gained from an old professor, the exposure to a different interpretation of the situation. As such, attending a diverse college tremendously enhances what you gain from your time spent at university.

Biochemistry is a more popular subject for students of color than white students. It has the 10th largest share of white students. 44% of the United States' Biochemistry majors are white students, followed by asian students (26%), students of other races**(14%), and latino students (13%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Knox College&nbspin Galesburg, IL.

Moreover, Biochemistry is diverse when it comes to sex, with slightly north of one out of every two students majoring in Biochemistry identifying as women. Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is income diversity. Unfortunately, Biochemistry ranks in the bottom 24% of programs income diversity. 33% of its majors come from homes with $110,000 plus annual incomes, 16% are from middle income families, and 22% grew up in households with a sub $30,000 annual income. Allegheny College is the most economically diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Biochemistry. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Conference USA is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 26%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 44%

  • Other: 14%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 49%

  • Female: 51%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 22%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 33%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 60%

  • Out of State: 32%

  • International: 8%

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