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2022 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

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944

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#217

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

944

85% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

97

49% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

216

Accounting and Business Management

945

217

Biotechnology

944

218

Applied Psychology

941

Cost

Affordable

$20,747

35% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

334

Science Teacher Education

$20,946

335

Biotechnology

$20,747

Salary

Average Salary

$37,862

2% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

138

Special Education and Teaching

$38,068

139

Biotechnology

$37,862

140

Sports Communication

$37,800

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TOP

50

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

37

Pre-Law Studies

38

Biotechnology

39

Hydrology

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

20.68% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

27

Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

28

Biotechnology

29

International Business

SUMMARY

A degree in Biotechnology is a valuable choice and typically a needed first step for pupils endeavoring to pursue a career as a biomedical technology engineer, a bioprocess engineer, or a molecular technologist. In fact, biotechnology is a very rare degree ranking as the 217th most popular degree. Last year, there were 944 biotechnology diplomas received. In-state tuition for biotechnology at private colleges is, on average, 2.4 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

With just 97 schools offering this degree there could be a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you're looking to surround yourself with other biotechnology students, consider schools in California which have more undergrads admitted to biotechnology than any other state. More generally, the best region to pursue biotechnology is in the Mid East region with Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rochester Institute of Technology, and SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study biotechnology is the American Athletic Conference with University of Central Florida representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our selection for the best university for biotechnology is Tufts University.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There are a bunch more perspectives to consider when selecting college. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely modify your decision of which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which biotechnology university is home to the best campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If you are very interested in which school has the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life and our pick of the college with the best student life for biotechnology is University of California-Davis. Curious why? Keep reading to discover more about Authority's top choices. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If price is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Tufts University. Tufts University appears to be our most expensive school for biotechnology, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that might put the cost at Tufts University into perspective. For more context, you could be interested to know that biotechnology is the 335th most expensive program in the nation, with an average bill of $20,700. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for biotechnology nationally is Indiana demonstrated with a cost of $35,140 at the main university in Indiana Indiana University-Bloomington. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for biotechnology is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Endicott College with a cost of $33,304, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and University of New Hampshire at Manchester with a cost of $31,660.

Our cheapest region for biotechnology is the Plains region which is represented by University of Nebraska at Omaha with a cost of $19,488, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a cost of $11,920, and South Dakota State University with a cost of $11,172. On the bright side, the most affordable college for biotechnology is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,100 for a degree in biotechnology. The cost balloons by a lot to a median of $23,700 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our choice for the university constituting the best value for biotechnology: Tufts University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list for the universities we believe to be the best value overall. That being said, this section is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for biotechnology students range widely, but within two years graduation students will typically earn around $45,900. There can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $80,300. Even right out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the biotechnology field make $25,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates for biotechnology come from Tufts University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of biotechnology is very high, standing out within the 93rd percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for biotechnology is University of Hawaii at Manoa and here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Biotechnology major only ranks in the 34th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 94th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion at 44% of students studying biotechnology. Additionally, 53% of undergrads seeking a biotechnology degree are women.

The median score of biotechnology professors is 4.5 stars, a rating that is 13% better than the average for every major; this is a fairly good score. If you are searching for the most popular biotechnology professor in the country, look no further than Regina Bernard from CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. This may be surprising, but the top rated professors of biotechnology according to students are found at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with the best professors for biotechnology is University of California-Davis. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for biotechnology is Tufts University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. But, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at college through a lens only formed from superlatives could cause problems. We encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on different topics and explore a couple of our background 'blog posts' on important things to look out for as you continue your university search.

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University of California-Davis

#1 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Houston

#2 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Houston is a very large public university located in Houston, TX ranked 17th in Texas. It has a total of 42,723 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.98% acceptance rate. University of Houston offers 225 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $8,219 for in-state students and $20,747 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston is reasonably pricey. 54.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uh.edu/

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

51,999

Students

#341

Ranking

$20,747

Tuition

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

#3 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of New Hampshire at Manchester is a very small public institution located in Manchester, NH ranked 4th in New Hampshire. It has a total of 1,121 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.79% of applicants. University of New Hampshire at Manchester offers 22 different majors and is best known for its Biotechnology, American Sign Language, and Homeland Security programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,150 for students from New Hampshire and $31,660 for those from out-of-state, University of New Hampshire at Manchester is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $51,400 per year, which is 24% over the national median.

Manchester, NH

manchester.unh.edu

C+

Rating

91%

Acceptance

1,452

Students

#659

Ranking

$31,660

Tuition

Endicott College

#4 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Endicott College is a small private college located in Beverly, MA ranked 34th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 3,512 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.31% of applicants. Endicott College offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Biotechnology, Interior Design, and Fitness Administration programs (nationally ranked 4th, 26th, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,350 per year, Endicott College is somewhat moderately costly. 73.42% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% greater than the national median.

Beverly, MA

www.endicott.edu

B+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

6,885

Students

#401

Ranking

$33,350

Tuition

Tufts University

#5 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Tufts University is a large private university located in Medford, MA ranked 30th in the nation. It has a total of 6,134 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting just above one in seven applicants. Tufts University offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Biopsychology, Critical Theory and Analysis, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,324 per year, Tufts University is very pricey. 82.88% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $75,800 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Medford, MA

https://www.tufts.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

12,781

Students

#30

Ranking

$57,324

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#6 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#7 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#8 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#9 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

#10 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a small public university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 49th in New York. It has a total of 1,925 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.54% of applicants. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Conservation Biology, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is reasonably priced. 70.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Syracuse, NY

www.esf.edu

B+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,370

Students

#362

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

#11 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 190th in the US. It has a total of 15,118 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 7 in every 10 applicants. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 201 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $45,244 per year, Rochester Institute of Technology is exceptionally costly. 62.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $62,400 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.rit.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

18,660

Students

#190

Ranking

$45,244

Tuition

Syracuse University

#12 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

James Madison University

#13 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281st in the nation. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.75% of applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,250 for students from Virginia and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is reasonably pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $56,600 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Harrisonburg, VA

www.jmu.edu/

A-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

24,152

Students

#281

Ranking

$23,564

Tuition

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

#14 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a very large public college located in Pomona, CA ranked 42nd in California. It has a total of 26,549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.59% acceptance rate. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is moderately priced. 67.5% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Pomona, CA

www.cpp.edu

B+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

28,547

Students

#355

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Georgia

#15 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

University of Kentucky

#16 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Kentucky is a very large public university located in Lexington, KY ranked 4th in Kentucky. It has a total of 23,167 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.85% of applicants. University of Kentucky offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Music History, Literature, and Theory, Technical Teacher Education, and Physical Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,011 for in-state students and $29,331 for those from out-of-state, University of Kentucky is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.58% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw approximately $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Lexington, KY

www.uky.edu

B

Rating

96%

Acceptance

30,981

Students

#515

Ranking

$29,331

Tuition

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

#17 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a small public school of engineering and technology located in Rapid City, SD ranked 2nd in South Dakota. It has a total of 2,652 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.6% acceptance rate. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Biotechnology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 12th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,610 for students from South Dakota and $11,920 for those from out-of-state, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is pretty low-priced. 44.02% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $56,500 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Rapid City, SD

www.sdsmt.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

3,076

Students

#645

Ranking

$11,920

Tuition

Indiana University-Bloomington

#18 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Indiana University-Bloomington is a very large public university located in Bloomington, IN ranked 280th in the US. It has a total of 34,843 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.91% acceptance rate. Indiana University-Bloomington offers 336 different majors and is best known for its Business, Public Administration, and Informatics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,575 for students from Indiana and $35,140 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Bloomington is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.07% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home around $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bloomington, IN

www.indiana.edu/

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

46,423

Students

#280

Ranking

$35,140

Tuition

University at Buffalo

#19 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University at Buffalo is a very large public university located in Buffalo, NY ranked 215th in the United States. It has a total of 24,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.08% acceptance rate. University at Buffalo offers 465 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, University at Buffalo is somewhat moderately costly. 65.04% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $52,600 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Buffalo, NY

www.buffalo.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

35,111

Students

#215

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

Oregon State University

#20 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

University of Hawaii at Manoa

#21 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a large public university located in Honolulu, HI ranked 262nd in the United States. It has a total of 15,221 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 58.47% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Language and Literature, Native American Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,304 for in-state students and $33,336 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Manoa is somewhat moderately pricey. 58.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

20,653

Students

#262

Ranking

$33,336

Tuition

Marywood University

#22 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

Marywood University is a small private institution located in Scranton, PA ranked 53rd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,974 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.76% of applicants. Marywood University offers 141 different majors and is best known for its Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $34,154 per year, Marywood University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 65.8% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $39,600 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Scranton, PA

www.marywood.edu/

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

3,135

Students

#642

Ranking

$34,154

Tuition

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

#23 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is a large public institution located in Mayaguez, PR ranked 3rd in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 12,788 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.4% of applicants. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez offers 100 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Agricultural Mechanization, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 7th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,968 for in-state students and $5,952 for those from out-of-state, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is very inexpensive. 56.67% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working.

Mayaguez, PR

https://www.uprm.edu

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

13,818

Students

#689

Ranking

$5,952

Tuition

William Paterson University of New Jersey

#24 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a large public institution located in Wayne, NJ ranked 18th in New Jersey. It has a total of 10,178 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.17% of applicants. William Paterson University of New Jersey offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Selling Skills and Sales Operations, and Sales and Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 7th, 7th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,246 for in-state students and $21,644 for those from out-of-state, William Paterson University of New Jersey is reasonably costly. 56.59% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $46,600 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Wayne, NJ

www.wpunj.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

12,113

Students

#686

Ranking

$21,644

Tuition

University of Kansas

#25 Best Colleges for Biotechnology

University of Kansas is a very large public university located in Lawrence, KS ranked 3rd in Kansas. It has a total of 21,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.1% of applicants. University of Kansas offers 369 different majors and is best known for its German Studies, Physical Education, and Behavioral Sciences programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,092 for students from Kansas and $26,960 for those from out-of-state, University of Kansas is reasonably high-priced. 55.48% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $48,800 per year, which is 17% over the national median.

Lawrence, KS

https://ku.edu

B-

Rating

93%

Acceptance

31,088

Students

#563

Ranking

$26,960

Tuition