Best Colleges for Human Biology

1,446

Graduates Per Year

$59K

Average Salary

#179

Most Popular Major

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

21.33% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

24

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

25

Human Biology

26

Engineering Science

Racial Diversity

Asian

21%

510

Black

11%

261

Latino

17%

426

White

44%

1,077

Other

7%

183

Financial Diversity

0-30k

28%

13,117

30-48k

17%

7,801

48-75k

17%

7,981

75-110k

15%

6,965

110k +

24%

11,282

Geographic Diversity

In State

70%

22,507

Out State

20%

6,524

Int'l

9%

2,959

Gender Diversity

Male

28%

699

Female

72%

1,797

Human Biology Programs

#15

Most Racially Diverse

#53

Most Financially Diverse

50%

Most Geographically Diverse

Most Racially Diverse

American International College

Most Financially Diverse

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Most Geographically Diverse

University of Southern California

Most Diverse Human Biology Programs

By State

MA

By Region

Far West

By Conference

Northeast 10 Conference

STUDENTS

College can be an immensely productive time of one's life; it is a time for individual progress and maturation. Students begin to find out what they desire to pursue and cultivate the must-have skills to become a thriving member of society. But learning goes far beyond a classroom environment - the conversations one has with her schoolmates, the funny story gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different stance on an issue. As such, a diverse college experience greatly enriches what one gains from the time at university.

Human Biology is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 44% of the United States' Human Biology majors are white students, followed by asian students (21%), latino students (17%), and black students (11%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is American International College in Springfield, MA.

In addition, Human Biology significatly skews female, with 72% of students majoring in Human Biology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of California-Irvine in Irvine, CA.

Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Human Biology ranks in the top 13% of majors for socioeconomic diversity. 28% of its students come from families that bring in under $30,000 a year, 17% are from lower income households, and 24% grew up in families with $110,000 plus annual incomes. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MA is the most diverse state for Human Biology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Northeast 10 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: 21%
  • Black: 11%
  • Latino: 17%
  • White: 44%
  • Other: 7%
Gender Diversity
  • Male: 28%
  • Female: 72%
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 28%
  • 30k - 48k: 17%
  • 48k - 75k: 17%
  • 75k - 110k: 15%
  • Over 110k: 24%
Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%
  • Out of State: 20%
  • International: 9%