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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in District of Columbia

General Biology is a popular major and District of Columbia is the 42nd most popular state for students studying this major. 429 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in District of Columbia. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in District of Columbia ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for General Biology students in District of Columbia.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in District of Columbia 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. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A general biology degree from schools on this list typically results in higher than average salaries following graduation. Recent general biology graduates from District of Columbia schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $30,700 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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for General Biology students in District of Columbia.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in District of Columbia

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Best Biology Colleges in District of Columbia

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University is among your top options if you want to study general biology. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

Georgetown University general biology students earn $6,300 more than the standard biology grad.

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George Washington University is among your best bets if you want to study general biology. Located in the city Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Soon after graduating, biology students usually earn around $30,200 at the beginning of their careers.

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#3

American University

Washington, DC

Any student pursuing a degree in general biology has to check out American University. Located in the city Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career wages of $32,500.

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Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a General Biology degree. Located in the city Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career income of $23,100.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 324 6,715
Pennsylvania 318 4,432
Maryland 275 1,827
New Jersey 264 2,830
Delaware 163 228

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

Majors Similar to Biology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 346
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 110
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 80
Biotechnology 69
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 63

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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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