Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences

2022 Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools

130 Colleges in the United States
6,087 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded
$33,481 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in cell biology and anatomical sciences, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #118 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 130 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for cell biology and anatomical sciences students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 6,087 degrees in cell biology and anatomical sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences School

Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools The cell biology program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences rankings. For our Best Overall Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Rankings by Degree Level

The cell biology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the cell biology degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

19 Top Schools in Cell Biology

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In CA

Stanford University is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 7 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Duke University

Durham, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
88 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Duke University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 88 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the cell biology and anatomical sciences degree program at Duke University get $2,419 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA

University of California - San Francisco is a great choice for students interested in a degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences. UCSF is a small public university located in the large city of San Francisco.

There were about 12 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCSF in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA
51 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 51 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

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#5

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT
133 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were approximately 133 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year.

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#6

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
90 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 90 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the cell biology and anatomical sciences major at Harvard University get $14,719 more than the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
759 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 759 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Those cell biology and anatomical sciences students who get their degree from University of California - Berkeley make $9,769 more than the standard cell biology graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
74 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 74 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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#9

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In RI

Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Providence. A Best Schools rank of #24 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 10 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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#10

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In IL

UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 11 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year.

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#11

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA

USciences is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia.

There were about 7 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at USciences in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX

Baylor College of Medicine is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of Houston.

There were approximately 28 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Baylor College of Medicine in the most recent data year.

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#13

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 23 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences degree recipients from Northwestern University get an earnings boost of around $26,119 above the typical earnings of cell biology and anatomical sciences graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
190 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

UCONN is a very large public university located in the suburb of Storrs. This university ranks 6th out of 32 colleges for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were roughly 190 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the cell biology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $31,500.

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#15

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA
34 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 10th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 34 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent data year.

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#16

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA

Brandeis is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Waltham. This university ranks 15th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 26 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Brandeis in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
263 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

UCLA is a very large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 11th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 263 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the cell biology program earn an average of $29,300 for their early career.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
226 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the large city of Seattle. This university ranks 1st out of 58 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were roughly 226 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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#19

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
147 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 147 cell biology and anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the cell biology and anatomical sciences degree program at Johns Hopkins University earn $8,919 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Rest of the Top Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students that almost earned our Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
26 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
20 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
21 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
22 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
23 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
24 Boston University Boston, MA
25 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA

Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences by Region

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Region
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Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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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.

Cell Biology Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Cell/Cellular & Molecular Biology 4,242
Anatomy 820
Cell/Cellular Biology & Histology 517
Other Cell/Cellular Biology & Anatomical Sciences 290
Cell Biology & Anatomy 135
Developmental Biology & Embryology 83

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Majors Similar to Cell Biology

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 102,043
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,318
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10,508
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,385
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7,312
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4,518
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 3,845
Biotechnology 3,585
Zoology 3,141
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2,777

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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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