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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Montana

General Biology is a popular major and Montana is the 47th most popular state for students studying this major. 263 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Montana. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Montana ranking analyzed 3 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 Montana.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Montana 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection 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. Recent general biology graduates from Montana schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $24,000 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 schools for General Biology students in Montana.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Montana

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

Best Biology Colleges in Montana


Carroll College

Helena, MT

Carroll College is a good option for individuals pursuing a General Biology major. Located in the town Helena, Carroll Montana is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career earnings of $24,300.


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Montana State University is among your top options if you're planning on studying general biology. Located in the remote town Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public school with a large student population.

After graduation, biology students generally make an average of $23,500 in the first five years of their career.


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Any student who is interested in general biology has to take a look at The University of Montana. Located in the city Missoula, University of Montana is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, biology students usually earn around $24,200 at the beginning of their careers.


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Best General Biology Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 263 1,387
Utah 250 587
Idaho 209 521
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 96
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 77
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 48
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 33
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 25

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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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