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2023 Molecular Biology Popularity

There are about 2,538 students enrolled in Molecular Biology in the USA.

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Molecular biology is the 221st most popular degree in America, with 903 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #222 Asian Studies, and narrowly lost to #220 Mathematics and Computer Science.

The degree is offered at a total of 61 colleges across the nation, and is the 244th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 13% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 45% of colleges offering molecular biology are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The great lakes produces the most molecular biology graduates, largely led by University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Michigan ranks highest, with particular help from Lawrence Technological University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

All that being said, no individual school produces more molecular biology graduates than Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which graduated 155 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 molecular biology). More students studied molecular biology as a percentage of total students at Goshen College than any other college.

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