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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Louisiana

General Biology is a popular major and Louisiana is the 24th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,437 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Louisiana. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Louisiana ranking analyzed 8 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 Louisiana.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Louisiana 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 schools on this list usually translates into above average earnings after graduation. Recent general biology graduates from Louisiana colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $24,388 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 Louisiana.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Louisiana

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

Best Biology Colleges in Louisiana

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is one of the finest schools in the country for general biology. Located in the medium-sized city Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career income of $23,300.

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It's difficult to beat Xavier University of Louisiana if you wish to study general biology. Located in the large city New Orleans, XULA is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Students who complete this program report average early career earnings of $20,900.

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It's hard to beat University of Louisiana at Lafayette if you want to study general biology. Located in the medium-sized city Lafayette, UL Lafayette is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates from the general biology major at University of Louisiana at Lafayette earn $3,212 above the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Any student who is interested in general biology has to look into University of New Orleans. UNO is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of New Orleans.

Graduates of the biology program report average early career earnings of $22,000.

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Located in the small city Hammond, Southeastern is a public school with a large student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program earn about $25,500 for their early career.

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Located in the town Natchitoches, NSU is a public school with a large student population.

Students from the general biology degree program at Northwestern State University of Louisiana earn $2,212 above the average college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the city Baton Rouge, Southern University and A & M College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Students from the general biology major at Southern University and A & M College make $4,712 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Grambling State University

Grambling, LA

Located in the distant town Grambling, GSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, biology students generally earn around $20,100 in their early careers.

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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
Florida 276 5,614
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
West Virginia 205 520

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 163
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 99
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 93
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 67
Pharmacology & Toxicology 64

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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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