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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Nevada

General Biology is a popular major and Nevada is the 37th most popular state for students studying this major. 552 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Nevada. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Nevada ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for General Biology students in Nevada.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Nevada The biology program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality biology program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

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

Graduates Earn More After College

General Biology graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent general biology graduates from Nevada colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $29,450 in 2017-2018.

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 General Biology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other general biology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized general biology related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for General Biology students in Nevada.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Nevada

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a General Biology degree.

Best Biology Colleges in Nevada

University of Nevada - Reno is a good option for individuals interested in a General Biology degree. UNR is a very large public school located in the large city of Reno.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, biology students usually earn an average of $32,400 in the first five years of their career.


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University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a good decision for students pursuing a General Biology major. UNLV is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Las Vegas.

Graduates of the biology program state that they receive average early career wages of $26,500.


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Best General Biology Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best General Biology Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 316 12,281
Washington 293 1,487
Oregon 252 900
Hawaii 162 248
Alaska 120 111

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 76
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 75
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 57
Biotechnology 23
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 5

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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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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