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2021 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates

126,493 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,313 Avg Salary
$22,741 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 126,493 biological and biomedical sciences students received their bachelor's degrees, making the major the #5 most popular in the country. The biological and biomedical sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates ranking, we looked at 675 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological and biomedical sciences.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors After Graduation

After graduation, biological and biomedical sciences majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $28,313 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 29% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,313
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Grads in United States

The highest paid biological and biomedical sciences majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

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#2

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New Haven.

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Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hanover.

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University of Detroit Mercy comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UDM is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Detroit.

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#3

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of the Pacific. Located in the city of Stockton, Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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California State University - East Bay comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. California State University - East Bay is a large public school located in the large suburb of Hayward.

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Columbia University in the City of New York landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#7

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Kenyon College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Located in the distant town of Gambier, Kenyon is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Northeastern University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#8

Neumann University

Aston, PA

Our rankings recognize Neumann University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Aston, Neumann is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#9

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL

Indian River State College comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Fort Pierce, Indian River State College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#10

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. DePauw is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Greencastle.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a large student population.

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#12

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. San Jose State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Jose.

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#13

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Worcester, Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salem State University. Located in the large suburb of Salem, Salem State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Emmanuel College Massachusetts comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Emmanuel Boston is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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#16

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

United States Air Force Academy landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. USAFA is a small public school located in the town of USAF Academy.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern Indiana. Located in the suburb of Evansville, USI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#17

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Located in the midsize city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#19

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

Virginia Military Institute comes in at #19 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Lexington, VMI is a public college with a small student population.

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University of New Hampshire at Manchester landed the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. UNH Manchester is a fairly small public school located in the midsize city of Manchester.

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#21

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Easton.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates

#26

Winona State University

Winona, MN
#27

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#28

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
#29

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN
#31

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN
#32

Providence College

Providence, RI
#33

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#34

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
#34

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#36

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#36

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#38

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA
#40

Duke University

Durham, NC
#40

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
#41

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
#41

Bates College

Lewiston, ME
#42

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
#43

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 675 different United States biological and biomedical sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
45 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
46 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
47 Union College New York Schenectady, NY
48 Murray State University Murray, KY
49 Barry University Miami, FL
50 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
51 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
52 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
53 Gordon State College Barnesville, GA
54 Morningside College Sioux City, IA
55 The Sage Colleges Troy, NY
56 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
57 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
58 Boston University Boston, MA
59 Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph, MO
59 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
60 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
61 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
62 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
63 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
64 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
64 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
65 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
65 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
66 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
67 Rice University Houston, TX
67 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
68 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
69 Assumption University Worcester, MA
70 Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
70 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
71 Barnard College New York, NY
71 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
72 Augusta University Augusta, GA
72 The College of Wooster Wooster, OH
73 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
74 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
75 University of Delaware Newark, DE
76 Albright College Reading, PA
77 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
77 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
78 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
79 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
80 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
81 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
82 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
83 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
84 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
85 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
86 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
87 Utah State University Logan, UT
88 Brown University Providence, RI
89 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
90 Anderson University Indiana Anderson, IN
90 Carthage College Kenosha, WI
91 Lafayette College Easton, PA
92 Pennsylvania State University - Berks Reading, PA
93 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
93 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
94 Widener University Chester, PA
94 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
95 Washington College Chestertown, MD
95 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
96 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
97 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
98 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
99 Norwich University Northfield, VT
100 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
101 American University Washington, DC
103 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
105 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
111 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY
112 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
115 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
119 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
126 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
128 Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates award.

Rank College Location
102 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
103 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
104 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
105 Kean University Union, NJ
106 Suffolk University Boston, MA
107 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
108 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
109 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
110 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
111 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
112 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
113 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
114 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
115 Colby - Sawyer College New London, NH
116 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
117 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
118 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
119 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
120 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
121 Weber State University Ogden, UT
122 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
123 CUNY Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY
124 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
125 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
126 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
127 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
128 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
129 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
130 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
131 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
132 Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
133 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
134 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
135 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
137 Lenoir - Rhyne University Hickory, NC
142 Grove City College Grove City, PA
146 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
151 Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA
156 Hastings College Hastings, NE
157 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
164 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
177 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

Biological & Biomedical Sciences by Region

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Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 82,869
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11,911
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,341
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5,549
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 4,135

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 21,156

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Notes and References

  • 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 Kelly White.

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