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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Arizona

General Biology is a popular major and Arizona is the 17th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,796 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Arizona. With so many options it can be difficult finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Arizona ranking analyzed 7 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for General Biology students in Arizona.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Arizona 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 take this into account we consider a school'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 Arizona helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $27,514 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 Arizona.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Arizona

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

Best Biology Colleges in Arizona

Arizona State University - Tempe is one of the best schools in the United States for general biology. Located in the midsize city Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program earn about $28,300 for their early career.

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It is difficult to beat Arizona State University - West if you wish to pursue general biology as a major. Located in the large city Glendale, ASU - West is a public school with a small student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program make about $28,300 in the first couple years of working.

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Arizona State University - Polytechnic is one of the best schools in the United States for general biology. Located in the city Mesa, ASU - Polytechnic is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program earn an average of $28,300 for their early career.

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Northern Arizona University is one of the best schools in the United States for general biology. Located in the city Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program earn about $28,300 for their early career.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Located in the city Tucson, Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the biology program earn about $25,700 in their early career salary.

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ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

Students who graduate from the biology program earn about $28,300 for their early career.

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Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Located in the city Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After graduation, biology students generally earn an average of $25,400 in their early careers.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 304 8,230
Oklahoma 250 628
New Mexico 216 481

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 384
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 315
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 197
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 157
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 144

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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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