2022 Best General Biology Schools in Florida

30 Colleges in Florida
5,997 Biology Degrees Awarded
$25,096 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #5 in popularity, general biology is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual reviewed 30 schools in Florida to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of general biology. Combined, these schools handed out 5,997 degrees in general biology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best General Biology Schools in Florida Your choice of general biology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall General Biology School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your General Biology Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best General Biology Schools in Florida ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for General Biology in Florida

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the biology degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Florida Schools in Biology

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
566 Biology Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of Florida if you want to pursue a degree in general biology. Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 566 general biology students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, biology degree recipients usually make an average of $21,800 at the beginning of their careers.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,206 Biology Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat University of South Florida - Main Campus if you want to pursue a degree in general biology. USF Tampa is a very large public university located in the city of Tampa. A Best Schools rank of #439 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means USF Tampa is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1206 general biology students who graduated with this degree at USF Tampa in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the biology program report average early career income of $25,700.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
420 Biology Degrees Awarded

Florida State University is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in general biology. Located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #210 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Florida State is a great university overall.

There were about 420 general biology students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent year we have data available. After graduating, biology degree recipients usually earn about $21,800 at the beginning of their careers.

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#4

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
154 Biology Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat University of Miami if you want to pursue a degree in general biology. Located in the small city of Coral Gables, U Miami is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #240 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means U Miami is a great university overall.

There were about 154 general biology students who graduated with this degree at U Miami in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the biology program earn about $13,700 in their early career salary.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
802 Biology Degrees Awarded

UCF is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Orlando. A Best Schools rank of #329 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UCF is a great university overall.

There were about 802 general biology students who graduated with this degree at UCF in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the biology program earn about $23,700 for their early career.

More information about a degree in general biology from University of Central Florida

#6

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
509 Biology Degrees Awarded

FAU is a fairly large public university located in the city of Boca Raton. A Best Schools rank of #820 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means FAU is a great university overall.

There were about 509 general biology students who graduated with this degree at FAU in the most recent data year. General Biology degree recipients from Florida Atlantic University get an earnings boost of about $2,104 over the typical earnings of general biology majors.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In FL
91 Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Tampa, UT is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #799 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UT is a great university overall.

There were about 91 general biology students who graduated with this degree at UT in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in general biology from The University of Tampa

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In FL
144 Biology Degrees Awarded

FGCU is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Fort Myers. A Best Schools rank of #822 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means FGCU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 144 general biology students who graduated with this degree at FGCU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
177 Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 35th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 177 general biology students who graduated with this degree at UNF in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the general biology degree program at University of North Florida get $4,104 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
847 Biology Degrees Awarded

FIU is a very large public university located in the suburb of Miami. A Best Schools rank of #547 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means FIU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 847 general biology students who graduated with this degree at FIU in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the biology program report average early career earnings of $19,600.

More information about a degree in general biology from Florida International University

Best General Biology Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 3,170
North Carolina 274 3,519
Virginia 268 3,176
Tennessee 257 1,493
South Carolina 239 1,732
Kentucky 238 1,144
Alabama 230 1,751
Mississippi 228 1,347
Arkansas 226 868
Louisiana 225 1,437
West Virginia 205 520

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

Biology Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Biology Studies 4,590
General Biomedical Sciences 1,407

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Majors Similar to Biology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 820
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 537
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 432
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 404
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 243
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 111
Biotechnology 91
Zoology 88
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 46
Botany/Plant Biology 38

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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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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