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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Ohio

General Biology is a popular major and Ohio is the 10th most popular state for students studying this major. 3,119 of the 97,754 General Biology degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Ohio. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Ohio ranking analyzed 22 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 3 colleges for General Biology students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Ohio Your choice of general biology school matters. 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

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 19%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 314 to 145 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A general biology degree from colleges on this list typically results in above average earnings after graduation. While the average general biology bachelors degree from Ohio schools results in an average starting salary of $26,683, graduates of colleges on this list average $29,367.

Starting Salary  ( 26586 to 32813 )
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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 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 Ohio.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Ohio

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

Top 10 Best Biology Colleges in Ohio

Every student who is interested in general biology needs to check out Ohio State University - Main Campus. Located in the large city Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 175 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great school overall.

There are roughly 462 general biology undergraduates studying this degree at Ohio State. Students from the general biology degree program at Ohio State University - Main Campus earn $3,155 above the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is among your best bets if you're planning on studying general biology. Located in the city Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 17th out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

A popular major for general biology undergrads, there are approximately 249 learners enrolled in this program at Cincinnati. University of Cincinnati - Main Campus general biology students make $5,755 more than the standard biology student.

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Miami University - Oxford is one of the finest schools in the country for general biology. Miami of Ohio is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford. This college ranks 7th out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There are roughly 353 general biology undergrads enrolled in this degree at Miami of Ohio. Grads of the biology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $26,100.

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University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

University of Dayton is a great option for students interested in a General Biology degree. U of Dayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Dayton. A Best Colleges rank of 161 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means U of Dayton is a great school overall.

University of Dayton is one of the most popular college to study biology in Ohio exceeding 95 graduations last year. Students who graduate from this program report average early career wages of $27,800.

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Case Western is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Cleveland. A Best Colleges rank of 71 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Case Western is a great school overall.

A preferred major for general biology undergraduates, there are roughly 106 students enrolled in this degree at Case Western. Grads of the biology program report average early career income of $22,000.

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Denison University

Granville, OH

Located in the suburb Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of 113 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Denison is a great school overall.

With 42 undergraduates, Denison University is one of most popular colleges to study biology in Ohio. Denison University general biology students earn $2,055 more than the standard biology grad.

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John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

Located in the large suburb University Heights, John Carroll is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This college ranks 13th out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

A preferred choice for general biology undergraduates, there are approximately 67 students studying this program at John Carroll. Students who graduate from the biology program earn about $25,200 in their early career salary.

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Located in the large suburb Berea, Baldwin Wallace College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 19th out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

With 41 undergrads, Baldwin Wallace University is one of most popular schools to study biology in Ohio. General Biology majors from Baldwin Wallace University get a earnings boost of around $4,155 over the average income of general biology graduates.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

Located in the large city Toledo, University of Toledo is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 31st out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

University of Toledo is a fairly popular school to study biology in Ohio with over 157 graduations last year. Graduates of the biology program make an average of $27,600 for their early career.

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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Oberlin. A Best Colleges rank of 128 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Oberlin is a great college overall.

With 48 undergrads, Oberlin College is one of most popular colleges to study biology in Ohio. After graduation, biology students usually make an average of $21,500 at the beginning of their careers.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best General Biology Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 2,551
Illinois 299 3,067
Indiana 283 1,595
Wisconsin 267 1,973

General Biology is one of 14 different types of Biological & Biomedical Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Zoology 451
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 448
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 388
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 385
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 127

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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 Janderk. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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