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2021 Best Colleges for General Biology in Nebraska

General Biology is a popular major and Nebraska is the 33rd most popular state for students studying this major. 768 of the 97,754 General Biology degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Nebraska. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for General Biology in Nebraska ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general biology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for General Biology students in Nebraska.

Choosing a Great General Biology School

Best Colleges for General Biology in Nebraska 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 earnings after graduation. Recent general biology graduates from Nebraska schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $26,175 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for General Biology students in Nebraska.

Best Schools to Study General Biology in Nebraska

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

Best Biology Colleges in Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a great decision for individuals pursuing a General Biology major. UNL is a very large public school located in the city of Lincoln.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln general biology graduates earn $3,125 more than the typical biology student.


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University of Nebraska at Omaha is among your top options if you're planning on studying general biology. Located in the large city Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public school with a large student population.

Students from the general biology major at University of Nebraska at Omaha earn $6,625 above the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.


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Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Every student who is interested in general biology needs to look into Creighton University. Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

Graduates of the biology program earn about $15,100 in the first couple years of their career.


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Doane University

Crete, NE

Doane University is one of the best schools in the country for general biology. Located in the town Crete, Doane Crete is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Soon after graduation, biology students typically make an average of $27,500 in the first five years of their career.


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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
Missouri 272 2,057
Kansas 258 709
Iowa 254 946
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 96
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 71
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 55
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 39
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 31

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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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