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2023 Neuroscience Popularity

There are about 17,235 students enrolled in Neuroscience in the USA.

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Neuroscience is the 65th most popular degree in America, with 7,395 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #66 Environmental Science, and narrowly lost to #64 Environmental Studies.

The degree is offered at a total of 234 colleges across the nation, and is the 95th most widely offered degree. Given that neuroscience is offered at 63% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 36% of colleges offering neuroscience are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.

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

All that being said, no individual school produces more neuroscience graduates than University of California-Berkeley, which graduated 263 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 neuroscience). More students studied neuroscience as a percentage of total students at Johns Hopkins University than any other college.

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