2023 Biotechnology Popularity
There are about 10,154 students enrolled in Biotechnology in the USA.
Compared to national avg.
Diplomas received last year
Vs. National Avg.
Biotechnology is the 217th most popular degree in America, with 944 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #218 Applied Psychology, and narrowly lost to #216 Accounting and Business Management.
The degree is offered at a total of 97 colleges across the nation, and is the 170th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 2% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.
It is also worth noting that 69% of colleges offering biotechnology are public making it a quite accessible field.
The mid east produces the most biotechnology graduates, largely led by Rutgers University-New Brunswick, while it’s the American Athletic Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and University of California-Davis.
All that being said, no individual school produces more biotechnology graduates than University of Alabama at Birmingham, which graduated 75 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study biotechnology). More students studied biotechnology as a percentage of total students at University of New Hampshire at Manchester than any other college.