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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Missouri

General Biology is a popular major and Missouri is the 14th most popular state for students studying this major. 2,057 of the 97,754 General Biology degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Missouri. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Missouri ranking analyzed 13 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 Missouri.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Missouri 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 translates into above average salaries after graduation. A general biology bachelors degree from a school in Missouri helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $28,354 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 Missouri.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Missouri

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

Top 10 Best Biology Colleges in Missouri

University of Missouri - Columbia is a good choice for individuals pursuing a General Biology degree. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the city of Columbia.

Graduates of the biology program report average early career earnings of $27,000.

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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Any student who is interested in general biology needs to look into Truman State University. Located in the remote town Kirksville, Truman State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program make around $26,500 for their early career.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University is among your best bets if you want to study general biology. Located in the large city Saint Louis, SLU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, biology students usually earn an average of $19,500 in the first five years of their career.

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It's difficult to beat University of Missouri - Kansas City if you wish to pursue general biology as a major. Located in the large city Kansas City, UMKC is a public school with a large student population.

University of Missouri - Kansas City general biology graduates earn $5,146 more than the standard biology graduate.

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Located in the remote town Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who graduate from the biology program earn about $26,900 for their early career.

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UMSL is a large public school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis.

General Biology graduates from University of Missouri - St Louis earn a boost of around $3,646 above the typical income of general biology graduates.

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Drury University

Springfield, MO

Located in the midsize city Springfield, Drury University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Students who complete this program report average early career wages of $27,100.

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Located in the town Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Graduates from the general biology program at Northwest Missouri State University get $5,646 above the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the city Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After graduation, biology students typically earn around $24,800 in the first five years of their career.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Saint Charles.

Graduates of the biology program make about $30,100 in the first couple years of working.

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Best General Biology Colleges in the The Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 275 1,625
Kansas 258 709
Iowa 254 946
Nebraska 227 768
North Dakota 200 264
South Dakota 199 365

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 216
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 112
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 106
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 66
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 46

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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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