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2021 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates in Virginia

3,561 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,852 Avg Salary
$23,804 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates in VirginiaOut of the 34 majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 5th in Virginia. In fact, 3,561 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 2.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates in Virginia ranking, we looked at 20 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological and biomedical sciences.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 Virginia earn an average salary of $26,852 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 33% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences is $28,313. That's about 5% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Virginia.

Average Salary for Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates from Schools in Virginia  26,852
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Average Salary for Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,313
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53,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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53,800

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2021 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Grads in Virginia

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates in Virginia

#1

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. William & Mary is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Williamsburg.

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Washington and Lee University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Lexington.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and biomedical sciences school. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

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#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Virginia Military Institute comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. VMI is a small public school located in the distant town of Lexington.

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#8

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of University of Richmond.

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Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Our rankings recognize Marymount University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Marymount is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Arlington.

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#10

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA

Randolph - Macon College earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Randolph - Macon is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Ashland.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 1,083
Florida 34 6,957
Georgia 33 3,742
North Carolina 32 4,042
Alabama 32 1,964
Tennessee 32 1,764
West Virginia 32 629
South Carolina 32 2,455
Louisiana 31 1,577
Kentucky 31 1,219
Arkansas 30 906

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 2,856
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 282
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 220
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 69
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 34

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,378
Computer & Information Sciences 3,198
Physical Sciences 1,070
Mathematics & Statistics 902
Natural Resources & Conservation 539

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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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