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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Texas

General Biology is a popular major and Texas is the 2nd most popular state for students studying this major. 8,230 of the 97,754 General Biology diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Texas. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Texas ranking analyzed 28 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 4 schools for General Biology students in Texas.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Texas 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. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 8% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 9%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 135 to 80 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

A general biology degree from colleges on this list usually results in higher than average salaries following graduation. A general biology bachelors degree from a college in Texas helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $27,245 a couple years later.

Starting Salary  ( 23618 to 27681 )
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$29,100

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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for General Biology students in Texas.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Texas

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

Top 10 Best Biology Colleges in Texas

It's difficult to beat Texas A&M University - College Station if you want to study general biology. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station. A Best Colleges rank of 102 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M is a great school overall.

There are approximately 713 general biology undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Texas A&M. Graduates of the biology program earn about $24,800 in their early career salary.

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The University of Texas at Austin is among your top options if you want to study general biology. Located in the large city Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 91 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great college overall.

There are approximately 638 general biology undergrads enrolled in this program at UT Austin. Graduates of the biology program report average early career wages of $29,100.

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Every student pursuing a degree in general biology has to check out Southern Methodist University. Located in the suburb Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. This college ranks 6th out of 85 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

With 90 students enrolled, Southern Methodist University is one of most popular schools to study biology in Texas. Students who graduate from this degree report average early career earnings of $26,500.

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Baylor University

Waco, TX

It is hard to beat Baylor University if you wish to pursue general biology as a major. Located in the city Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 7th out of 85 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

Baylor University is one of the most popular school to study biology in Texas with over 241 graduates last year. Students who graduate from the biology program make an average of $24,800 in the first couple years of their career.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston. This college ranks 11th out of 85 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There are about 343 general biology undergrads studying this program at U of H. Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career wages of $25,200.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Located in the large city Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 15th out of 85 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

With 176 undergraduates, Texas Tech University is one of most popular schools to study biology in Texas. Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career earnings of $27,600.

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Located in the city Richardson, UT Dallas is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 9th out of 85 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the most popular college to study biology in Texas with over 284 graduations last year. Students who graduate from the biology program earn around $25,100 for their early career.

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Located in the large suburb Houston, University of Houston - Clear Lake is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 18th out of 85 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

University of Houston - Clear Lake is one of the most popular school to study biology in Texas with over 93 graduations last year. General Biology graduates from University of Houston - Clear Lake receive an earnings boost of around $2,852 above the typical income of general biology majors.

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UNT is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton. This school ranks 23rd out of 85 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There are roughly 389 general biology undergraduates studying this degree at UNT. Graduates of the biology program make around $28,400 for their early career.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State is a very large public school located in the small city of San Marcos. This school ranks 22nd out of 85 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

With 195 students enrolled, Texas State University is one of most popular colleges to study biology in Texas. Texas State University general biology students earn $5,552 more than the typical biology grad.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 272 1,796
Oklahoma 250 628
New Mexico 216 481

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1,345
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 478
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 412
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 297
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 220

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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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