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2022 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

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903

Graduates Per Year

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$47K

Average Salary

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#221

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

903

85% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

61

68% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

220

Mathematics and Computer Science

911

221

Molecular Biology

903

222

Asian Studies

889

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$33,128

4% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

156

Criminal Justice

$33,137

157

Molecular Biology

$33,128

158

Russian Language and Literature

$33,092

Salary

Average Salary

$32,899

15% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

229

Biophysics

$32,899

230

Molecular Biology

$32,899

231

Biochemistry

$32,899

Professors

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

16.85% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

64

Experimental Psychology

65

Molecular Biology

66

Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUMMARY

Going to school for Molecular Biology is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a required first step for undergraduates hoping to enter a career as a molecular chemist, a molecular scientist, or an analytical molecular chemist. In fact, molecular biology is a very rare degree being the 221st most popular major. Last year alone, there were 903 molecular biology diplomas received. In-state tuition for molecular biology at private colleges is, on average, 3.4 times more spendy than their public rivals.

With only 61 institutions offering molecular biology you may have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other molecular biology undergrads, consider looking at universities in Michigan which have more students admitted to molecular biology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in molecular biology is in the Great Lakes region with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and University of Wisconsin-Madison best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study molecular biology is the Big Ten Conference with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and University of Wisconsin-Madison representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best college for molecular biology is Princeton University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The best school does not have to be the best school for every student. There can be tons of factors to consider when selecting college. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely change your thoughts on where to go to university. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which molecular biology university has the top college campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the top campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and, from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for molecular biology is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If expense is a major influence in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Colgate University. Colgate University appears to be our most expensive university for molecular biology, at least regarding out of state students. We have an entire page for the most expensive universities that could put the cost at Colgate University into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that molecular biology is the 157th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average expense of $33,100. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for molecular biology in the nation is New York with tuition and fees at the main institution, Colgate University, of $57,695. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for molecular biology is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with University of California-San Diego with a cost of $41,196, and Pomona College with a cost of $54,380.

Our cheapest region for molecular biology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Denver with a cost of $51,336, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. In better news, the most affordable university for molecular biology is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $12,400 for a degree in molecular biology. The price grows significantly to a median of $29,800 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our choice for the school representing the best value for molecular biology: Princeton University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list for the universities we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for molecular biology students vary widely, but within two years completing the major students will often make around $46,800. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can enjoy pay up to $83,800. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the molecular biology field earn $25,900, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from molecular biology have come from MCPHS University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of molecular biology ranks pretty high, coming in the 84th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for molecular biology is Pomona College and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Molecular Biology major only stands in the 54th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 74th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion at 54% of those studying molecular biology. Additionally, 58% of undergrads pursuing a molecular biology major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for molecular biology to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we including data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the overall best professors for molecular biology is Princeton University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for molecular biology is Princeton University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that looking at the higher education world from context mainly formed from superlatives might cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on individual topics and read a couple of our background articles on useful things to consider as your college search continues.

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Princeton University

#1 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#2 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Pomona College

#3 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Pomona College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 20th in the United States. It has a total of 1,680 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.4% acceptance rate. Pomona College offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Molecular Biology, Public Policy Analysis, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,380 per year, Pomona College is very high-priced. 89.39% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.pomona.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

1,680

Students

#20

Ranking

$54,380

Tuition

Boston University

#4 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#5 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

Colgate University

#6 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Colgate University is a small private liberal arts college located in Hamilton, NY ranked 41st in the nation. It has a total of 3,096 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.58% acceptance rate. Colgate University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Classical and Ancient Studies, and Education programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,695 per year, Colgate University is very expensive. 89.73% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw close to $63,600 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Hamilton, NY

www.colgate.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

3,110

Students

#41

Ranking

$57,695

Tuition

Connecticut College

#7 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Connecticut College is a small private liberal arts college located in New London, CT ranked 96th in America. It has a total of 1,922 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.41% acceptance rate. Connecticut College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Molecular Biology, and Human Development and Family Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,540 per year, Connecticut College is extremely costly. 82.41% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $54,900 per year, which is 32% over the national median.

New London, CT

www.conncoll.edu

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

1,922

Students

#96

Ranking

$56,540

Tuition

Goshen College

#8 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Goshen College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Goshen, IN ranked 12th in Indiana. It has a total of 926 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 62.99% acceptance rate. Goshen College offers 53 different majors and is best known for its Molecular Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies programs, which are respectively ranked 8th and 20th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $34,540 per year, Goshen College is reasonably expensive. 68.78% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $37,700 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

Goshen, IN

www.goshen.edu

B+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

1,017

Students

#406

Ranking

$34,540

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#9 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Lipscomb University

#10 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Lipscomb University is a small private college located in Nashville, TN ranked 8th in Tennessee. It has a total of 3,622 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 63.11% acceptance rate. Lipscomb University offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Family Systems, and Molecular Biology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,860 per year, Lipscomb University is reasonably expensive. 57.89% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make about $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.lipscomb.edu

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

5,980

Students

#499

Ranking

$30,860

Tuition

University of Denver

#11 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Denver is a large private university located in Denver, CO ranked 164th in America. It has a total of 6,203 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 3/5ths of applicants. University of Denver offers 230 different majors and is best known for its Business Statistics, Computer Systems Analysis, and Molecular Biology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,336 per year, University of Denver is very pricey. 67.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home near $56,500 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.du.edu

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

14,429

Students

#164

Ranking

$51,336

Tuition

Kenyon College

#12 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Kenyon College is a small private liberal arts college located in Gambier, OH ranked 102nd in America. It has a total of 1,831 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just north of one in three applicants. Kenyon College offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Foreign Languages and Literatures, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs (nationally ranked 8th, 12th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,430 per year, Kenyon College is extremely expensive. 89.57% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make close to $48,700 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Gambier, OH

https://www.kenyon.edu/

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

1,831

Students

#102

Ranking

$56,430

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#13 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#14 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

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 Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

Stetson University

#16 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Stetson University is a small private institution located in DeLand, FL ranked 17th in Florida. It has a total of 3,276 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.36% of applicants. Stetson University offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Selling Skills and Sales Operations, Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies, and Keyboard Instruments programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $47,270 per year, Stetson University is exceptionally pricey. 62.79% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in about $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

DeLand, FL

www.stetson.edu

B

Rating

72%

Acceptance

4,604

Students

#441

Ranking

$47,270

Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas

#17 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

The University of Texas at Dallas is a very large public university located in Richardson, TX ranked 231st in the nation. It has a total of 21,317 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.59% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Management Science, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,442 for students from Texas and $38,168 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Dallas is quite pricey. 64.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,100 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

#231

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#18 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

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

MCPHS University

#19 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

MCPHS University is a mid-sized private college located in Boston, MA ranked 225th in America. It has a total of 4,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 85.33% acceptance rate. MCPHS University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dental Hygiene, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,600 per year, MCPHS University is reasonably pricey. 76.08% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in about $116,000 per year, which is 179% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.mcphs.edu

A-

Rating

85%

Acceptance

8,048

Students

#225

Ranking

$33,600

Tuition

Montclair State University

#20 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Montclair State University is a very large public college located in Montclair, NJ ranked 16th in New Jersey. It has a total of 19,009 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly north of 3 out of every 4 applicants. Montclair State University offers 169 different majors and is best known for its Human Development and Family Studies, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, and Fashion Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,082 for in-state students and $20,042 for those from out-of-state, Montclair State University is moderately priced. 67.22% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to take home near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Montclair, NJ

www.montclair.edu

B-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

24,235

Students

#581

Ranking

$20,042

Tuition

University of Vermont

#21 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Vermont is a large public university located in Burlington, VT ranked 203rd in the nation. It has a total of 13,253 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.3% acceptance rate. University of Vermont offers 185 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Botany, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,392 for students from Vermont and $41,280 for those from out-of-state, University of Vermont is rather expensive. 70.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,300 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

#203

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition

Union University

#22 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Union University is a small private institution located in Jackson, TN ranked 5th in Tennessee. It has a total of 2,400 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.72% of applicants. Union University offers 117 different majors and is best known for its Teaching English as a Second Language, Organizational Leadership, and Christian Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,650 per year, Union University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 63.3% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Jackson, TN

www.uu.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

3,718

Students

#387

Ranking

$32,650

Tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

#23 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Arizona State University-Tempe is a very large public university located in Tempe, AZ ranked 1st in Arizona. It has a total of 46,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.47% of applicants. Arizona State University-Tempe offers 353 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Tempe is reasonably pricey. 60.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,700 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

#313

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

University of Wyoming

#24 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Wyoming is a large public university located in Laramie, WY ranked 1st in Wyoming. It has a total of 11,076 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 95.96% acceptance rate. University of Wyoming offers 211 different majors and is best known for its Systems Science and Theory, Physiology, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,170 for in-state students and $16,740 for those from out-of-state, University of Wyoming is reasonably priced. 50.74% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw roughly $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Laramie, WY

www.uwyo.edu

C+

Rating

96%

Acceptance

13,926

Students

#707

Ranking

$16,740

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

#25 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a large public institution located in Eau Claire, WI ranked 13th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 11,803 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.63% acceptance rate. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers 98 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Molecular Biology, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 14th, 25th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,361 for students from Wisconsin and $15,636 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is moderately priced. 65.25% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn near $46,200 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Eau Claire, WI

www.uwec.edu

C+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

12,637

Students

#794

Ranking

$15,636

Tuition