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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in New Mexico

General Biology is a popular major and New Mexico is the 40th most popular state for students studying this major. 481 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in New Mexico. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in New Mexico 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 15% of schools for General Biology students in New Mexico.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in New Mexico 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 colleges on this list usually results in higher than average earnings after graduation. A general biology bachelors degree from a school in New Mexico helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $22,867 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 schools for General Biology students in New Mexico.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in New Mexico

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for general biology majors.

Best Biology Colleges in New Mexico

It is hard to beat University of New Mexico - Main Campus if you wish to study general biology. UNM is a very large public school located in the large city of Albuquerque.

Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career income of $24,200.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus is one of the best schools in the country for general biology. Located in the midsize suburb Las Cruces, New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, biology students usually earn an average of $18,900 in their early careers.

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Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is one of the finest schools in the country for general biology. Located in the town Portales, Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

General Biology majors from Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus get a earnings boost of about $2,633 above the typical income of general biology graduates.

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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
Arizona 272 1,796
Oklahoma 250 628

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 92
Genetics 15
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 12
Botany/Plant Biology 11
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 7

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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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