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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Connecticut

General Biology is a popular major and Connecticut is the 30th most popular state for students studying this major. 936 of the 97,754 General Biology degrees earned last year were given by schools in Connecticut. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Connecticut ranking analyzed 10 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for General Biology students in Connecticut.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Connecticut 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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A general biology degree from colleges on this list typically translates into above average salaries following graduation. Recent general biology graduates from Connecticut colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $29,830 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 Connecticut.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Connecticut

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

Top 10 Best Biology Colleges in Connecticut

Every student pursuing a degree in general biology needs to take a look at University of Connecticut. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Storrs.

Soon after graduating, biology students usually earn about $27,700 in the first five years of their career.

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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

It's difficult to beat Fairfield University if you want to pursue general biology as a major. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fairfield.

Students from the general biology program at Fairfield University earn $7,570 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University is one of the finest schools in the country for general biology. Quinnipiac is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hamden.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $31,700.

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University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

It is hard to beat University of New Haven if you wish to pursue general biology as a major. Located in the large suburb West Haven, U of New Haven is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

University of New Haven general biology graduates receive $3,270 more than the average biology grad.

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Located in the suburb New Britain, CCSU is a public school with a large student population.

General Biology graduates from Central Connecticut State University earn a boost of about $3,170 over the typical earnings of general biology majors.

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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

After graduating, biology students typically make about $25,600 at the beginning of their careers.

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ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic.

Graduates of the biology program state that they receive average early career wages of $29,300.

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Located in the medium-sized city New Haven, SCSU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program make about $27,600 in the first couple years of their career.

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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

Uhart is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of West Hartford.

Graduates of the biology program earn about $24,300 for their early career.

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WestConn is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Danbury.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career wages of $28,600.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best General Biology Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 286 3,210
New Hampshire 205 425
Maine 197 342
Rhode Island 191 471
Vermont 186 218

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 320
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 210
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 138
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 122
Zoology 109

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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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