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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Colorado

General Biology is a popular major and Colorado is the 25th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,387 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Colorado. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Colorado ranking analyzed 11 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 Colorado.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Colorado 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 combination 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 schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A general biology bachelors degree from a school in Colorado helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $28,042 a couple years later.

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 Colorado.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Colorado

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study general biology.

Top 10 Best Biology Colleges in Colorado

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a great choice for students interested in a General Biology major. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins.

Grads of the biology program state that they receive average early career wages of $28,000.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is among your best bets if you want to study general biology. Located in the city Denver, CU Anschutz is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Graduates from the general biology degree program at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus make $3,391 more than the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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University of Denver

Denver, CO

It is hard to beat University of Denver if you want to pursue general biology as a major. U of Denver is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

Students who graduate from the biology program make an average of $24,800 in the first couple years of their career.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

It's difficult to beat Regis University if you want to pursue general biology as a major. Located in the city Denver, Regis U is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Grads of the biology program report average early career income of $28,000.

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University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Greeley.

Grads of the biology program report average early career income of $28,000.

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Located in the city Colorado Springs, UCCS is a public school with a large student population.

General Biology students from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs earn a boost of approximately $2,691 over the average earnings of general biology graduates.

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Located in the midsize city Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Graduates from the general biology program at Colorado State University - Pueblo get $2,291 above the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Western is a small public school located in the remote town of Gunnison.

Graduates of the biology program earn an average of $24,800 in their early career salary.

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Located in the city Denver, MSU Denver is a public school with a very large student population.

Metropolitan State University of Denver general biology majors earn $4,291 more than the typical biology graduate.

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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Located in the distant town Durango, FLC is a public college with a small student population.

Graduates of the biology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $24,900.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 250 587
Idaho 209 521
Montana 180 263
Wyoming 160 66

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 426
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 404
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 304
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 236
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 221

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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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