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2023 Biotechnology Students

There are about 10,154 students enrolled in Biotechnology in the USA.

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College is a very productive adventure in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual growth and evolution. Pupils try to find out their purpose and develop many of the essential skills to be a thriving member of society. But learning is not simply found in the classroom - the late nights discussing the Second Intifada with a peer, the life lesson received from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different stance on an issue. As such, a diverse univeristy experience greatly improves what you gain from your time in university.

Biotechnology is a more popular major for students of color than white students. 44% of the US' Biotechnology majors are white students, followed by latino students (24%), asian students (16%), and students of other races**(12%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Hawaii at Manoa&nbspin Honolulu, HI.

Furthermore, Biotechnology is diverse when it comes to sex, with 53% of students majoring in Biotechnology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne, NJ.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Unfortunately, Biotechnology is less socioeconomically diverse than 66% of focuses in America. 32% of its students come from families with a sub $30,000 income, 16% are from lower income families, and 23% grew up in families that make north of $110,000 a year. University of Nebraska at Omaha has the most financially diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall HI is the most diverse state for Biotechnology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Atlantic Coast Conference 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: 16%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 24%

  • White: 44%

  • Other: 12%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 47%

  • Female: 53%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 32%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 23%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 76%

  • Out of State: 20%

  • International: 5%

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