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2021 Best Colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences

Approximately 5,645 cell biology and anatomical sciences degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences ranking analyzed 23 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students.

Choosing a Great Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences School

Best Colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences The cell biology program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 4% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 4%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 54 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A cell biology and anatomical sciences degree from colleges on this list typically results in higher than average earnings after graduation. While the average cell biology and anatomical sciences bachelors degree from U.S. schools results in an average starting salary of $30,996, graduates of colleges on this list average $37,867.

Starting Salary  ( 25684 to 44115 )
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Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other cell biology and anatomical sciences students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized cell biology and anatomical sciences related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Cell Biology Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

Best Schools to Study Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences in the United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for cell biology and anatomical sciences majors.

Top 10 Best Cell Biology Colleges

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is one of the best schools in the country for cell biology and anatomical sciences. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of 3 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Harvard also offers 2 different higher degree levels in cell biology and anatomical sciences, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree. Harvard University cell biology and anatomical sciences graduates receive $17,574 more than the standard cell biology grad.

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It's difficult to beat University of California - Berkeley if you want to pursue cell biology and anatomical sciences as a major. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the city of Berkeley. This university ranks 69th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 724 cell biology and anatomical sciences individuals who graduated from this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates from the cell biology and anatomical sciences program at University of California - Berkeley make $4,274 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is one of the best schools in the country for cell biology and anatomical sciences. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 20th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were roughly 153 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated from this program at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Students who complete this program report average early career earnings of $30,500.

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Duke University

Durham, NC

It's hard to beat Duke University if you want to pursue cell biology and anatomical sciences as a major. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Durham. A Best Colleges rank of 2 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 67 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated from this program at Duke in the most recent data year. Graduates from the cell biology and anatomical sciences major at Duke University get $5,274 more than the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 104th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

For those interested in something more advanced, UCONN also offers 2 different higher degree levels in cell biology and anatomical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Graduates of the cell biology program make an average of $31,500 in the first couple years of their career.

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UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the city of Seattle. This university ranks 97th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 216 cell biology and anatomical sciences individuals who graduated from this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year. After graduating, cell biology students usually earn around $31,700 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the city of Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 292nd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

With 252 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent data year, University of California - Santa Cruz is one of the most popular universities to study cell biology in the United States. Students who complete this program report average early career earnings of $30,900.

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Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 38th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, U-M offers a Doctor's Degrees in cell biology and anatomical sciences. Students who graduate from this degree report average early career income of $29,900.

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Located in the midsize city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 227th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Colorado.

There were about 155 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated from this degree at CU - Boulder in the most recent year we have data available. Grads of the cell biology program state that they receive average early career wages of $29,700.

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UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 65th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

University of California - Los Angeles is a fairly popular university to study cell biology in the United States with about 202 graduates in the most recent year we have data available. Grads of the cell biology program report average early career wages of $29,300.

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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 97,804
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13,799
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 9,408
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 7,840
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6,811

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kelvin Song. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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