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2023 Molecular Biology Students

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

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College often can be a fabulously influential time of one's life; it is a time for individual progress and evolution. Undergrads start to find out what they desire to become and learn the indispensable skills to be a thriving member of society. But learning goes far beyond a classroom - the late nights discussing Duchamp with a schoolmate, the funny story received from an old professor, the exposure to a different position. As such, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time spent at college.

Molecular Biology is a more racially diverse focus than average*. 54% of the US' Molecular Biology majors are white students, followed by asian students (17%), latino students (12%), and students of other races**(12%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-San Diego&nbspin La Jolla, CA.

Secondly, Molecular Biology significatly skews female, with nearly four sevenths of students majoring in Molecular Biology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.

Another substantial type of diversity is economic diversity. Molecular Biology ranks close to the median for socioeconomic diversity (46th percentile). 28% of its majors come from homes making under $30,000 a year, 16% are from households that make between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 26% grew up in homes with $110,000 plus annual incomes. Goshen College has the most economically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Molecular Biology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic 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: 17%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 12%

  • White: 54%

  • Other: 12%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 42%

  • Female: 58%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 28%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 61%

  • Out of State: 32%

  • International: 7%

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