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Biology Schools in Massachusetts

There are 49 Massachusetts schools offering biology programs. 2,311 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts biology schools in 2010. 2,018 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 152 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

2,237 students graduate from programs in Massachusetts in biology, on average, each year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from biology programs. Out of those, eight students graduated with certificates in biology, 45 with an associate's level degree, 2,018 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 88 with a master's level degree, and 152 with a degree at the doctorate level.

49 biology schools are located in this state. Out of these, 34 schools are private, while 15 schools are public. While tuition at a private biology school varies from $21,400 to $41,982, tuition at a public biology school varies from $7,053 to $11,917.

Average tuition for biology programs is $26,911. The highest tuition for biology programs, which is $41,982 each year, is at Bard College at Simon's Rock, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,053 every year, is at Framingham State University.

Massachusetts biology schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Biology Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

2,237 students graduate from programs in Massachusetts in biology, on average, each year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from biology programs. Out of those, eight students graduated with certificates in biology, 45 with an associate's level degree, 2,018 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 88 with a master's level degree, and 152 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Biology Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 1
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 8
  • Associate 2006: 13
  • Associate 2007: 45
  • Associate 2008: 35
  • Associate 2009: 43
  • Associate 2010: 45
  • Bachelor 2006: 1710
  • Bachelor 2007: 1672
  • Bachelor 2008: 1854
  • Bachelor 2009: 1861
  • Bachelor 2010: 2018
  • Master 2006: 114
  • Master 2007: 94
  • Master 2008: 112
  • Master 2009: 91
  • Master 2010: 88
  • Doctorate 2006: 150
  • Doctorate 2007: 128
  • Doctorate 2008: 162
  • Doctorate 2009: 136
  • Doctorate 2010: 152

Biology Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in this state offer a total of 101 biology programs. Of these programs, close to 57.4% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Biology Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 58
  • Master: 20
  • Doctorate: 17

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42110
  • 25th Percentile: 51660
  • Median: 63360
  • 75th Percentile: 84760
  • 90th Percentile: 110310

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 58850
  • 25th Percentile: 71510
  • Median: 89510
  • 75th Percentile: 109050
  • 90th Percentile: 136920

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61750
  • 25th Percentile: 99900
  • Median: 134260
  • 75th Percentile: 166400
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31200
  • 25th Percentile: 36960
  • Median: 51060
  • 75th Percentile: 69610
  • 90th Percentile: 104340

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 43480
  • 25th Percentile: 50440
  • Median: 65320
  • 75th Percentile: 77190
  • 90th Percentile: 137860

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31270
  • 25th Percentile: 36670
  • Median: 45680
  • 75th Percentile: 57680
  • 90th Percentile: 70860

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31320
  • 25th Percentile: 36420
  • Median: 46830
  • 75th Percentile: 71120
  • 90th Percentile: 97790

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36560
  • 25th Percentile: 53880
  • Median: 85540
  • 75th Percentile: 118660
  • 90th Percentile: 146900

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51480
  • Median Salary 2007: 52680
  • Median Salary 2008: 57850
  • Median Salary 2009: 64860
  • Median Salary 2010: 63360
  • Total Employed 2006: 1090
  • Total Employed 2007: 950
  • Total Employed 2008: 1060
  • Total Employed 2009: 1280
  • Total Employed 2010: 1720

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50900
  • Median Salary 2007: 52360
  • Median Salary 2008: 58810
  • Median Salary 2009: 67110
  • Median Salary 2010: 65320
  • Total Employed 2006: 50
  • Total Employed 2007: 50
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 80
  • Total Employed 2010: 80

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 130710
  • Median Salary 2007: 125990
  • Median Salary 2008: 127170
  • Median Salary 2009: 122500
  • Median Salary 2010: 134260
  • Total Employed 2006: 1260
  • Total Employed 2007: 1650
  • Total Employed 2008: 1980
  • Total Employed 2009: 2110
  • Total Employed 2010: 2340

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 56740
  • Median Salary 2007: 58680
  • Median Salary 2008: 55780
  • Median Salary 2009: 49770
  • Median Salary 2010: 51060
  • Total Employed 2006: 330
  • Total Employed 2007: 370
  • Total Employed 2008: 360
  • Total Employed 2009: 480
  • Total Employed 2010: 550

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73610
  • Median Salary 2007: 75950
  • Median Salary 2008: 82420
  • Median Salary 2009: 87480
  • Median Salary 2010: 89510
  • Total Employed 2006: 720
  • Total Employed 2007: 850
  • Total Employed 2008: 920
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 1080

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44470
  • Median Salary 2007: 47570
  • Median Salary 2008: 49210
  • Median Salary 2009: 48670
  • Median Salary 2010: 45680
  • Total Employed 2006: 5110
  • Total Employed 2007: 6240
  • Total Employed 2008: 6540
  • Total Employed 2009: 5520
  • Total Employed 2010: 5210

Geneticists — Employment Trend

Geneticists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73100
  • Median Salary 2007: 73240
  • Median Salary 2008: 62140
  • Median Salary 2009: 45830
  • Median Salary 2010: 46830
  • Total Employed 2006: 740
  • Total Employed 2007: 820
  • Total Employed 2008: 1080
  • Total Employed 2009: 1030
  • Total Employed 2010: 1030

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 75770
  • Median Salary 2007: 77390
  • Median Salary 2008: 56400
  • Median Salary 2009: 59190
  • Median Salary 2010: 85540
  • Total Employed 2006: 325
  • Total Employed 2007: 330
  • Total Employed 2008: 335
  • Total Employed 2009: 330
  • Total Employed 2010: 500

Massachusetts vs National Biology Employment

Massachusetts vs National Biology Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 5.237% (12510)

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1. Bay Path College

588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 1106
(413) 565-1000

Bay Path College is in the suburbs of Longmeadow, Massachusetts and it offers one program in biology. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

2. Westfield State University

577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
(413) 572-5300

Westfield State University is located in the suburbs of Westfield, Massachusetts. Westfield State offers two biology programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level biology degree by this public school and one degree at the master's level in biology. It is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts.

3. The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

375 Church St
North Adams, MA 01247-4100
(413) 662-5000

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is located in town of North Adams, Massachusetts and this school offers one biology program. 1,974 students pursue degrees in 21 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts programs, overall.

4. Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
(413) 644-4400

Bard College at Simon's Rock, which is very close to Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is located in a rural setting and it offers one biology program. 380 students seek degrees in 63 Bard College at Simon's Rock programs, overall.

5. Wheaton College

26 E Main St
Norton, MA 2766
(508) 285-7722

Wheaton College is in the suburbs of Norton, Massachusetts and this school offers one biology program. This school is a 4-year institution.

6. Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-1489
(413) 538-2000

Mount Holyoke College is located in the suburbs of South Hadley, Massachusetts and it offers one program in biology. This small school is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

7. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
(508) 831-5000

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 0.7 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in biology. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in biology by it and one master's level biology degree. Overall, 5,360 students seek degrees in 79 WPI programs.

8. Amherst College

Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2000

Amherst College offers one biology program. Overall, 1,794 students pursue degrees in 35 Amherst programs. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

9. The College of Our Lady of the Elms

291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 1013
(413) 594-2761

The College of Our Lady of the Elms is in the suburbs of Chicopee, Massachusetts and this school offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

10. Stonehill College

320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357-6110
(508) 565-1000

Stonehill College is in the suburbs of Easton, Massachusetts and it offers one biology program. This liberal arts college is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

11. The College of the Holy Cross

One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
(508) 793-2011

The College of the Holy Cross, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA and it offers one program in biology. Overall, 2,899 students seek degrees in 22 programs at Holy Cross.

12. Framingham State University

100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
(508) 620-1220

Framingham State University is 1.6 miles from the center of the city and it offers one biology program. 5,953 students pursue degrees in 46 FSU programs, overall.

13. Worcester State University

486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8000

Worcester State University is 2.0 miles from the heart of downtown and WSU offers one biology program. This school is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts.

14. Clark University

950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
(508) 793-7711

Clark University offers three biology programs. Specifically, it offers one bachelor's level degree in biology to students, one degree at the master's level in biology, and one degree at the doctorate level in biology. Clark, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Worcester, MA. It is a 4-year institution. It is the tenth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

15. Pine Manor College

400 Heath St
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
(617) 731-7000

Pine Manor College is located in the suburbs of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. PMC offers two biology programs. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in biology by this school and one bachelor's level biology degree. Overall, 485 students pursue degrees in 19 Pine Manor College programs. PMC is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

16. Curry College

1071 Blue Hill Ave
Milton, MA 02186-2395
(617) 333-2900

Curry College offers one program in biology and Curry is in the suburbs of Milton, Massachusetts. 2,983 students seek degrees in 24 programs at this school, overall.

17. Gordon College

255 Grapevine Rd
Wenham, MA 1984
(978) 927-2300

Gordon College offers one biology program and Gordon is located in the suburbs of Wenham, Massachusetts. It is a 4-year institution.

18. Smith College

Elm St
Northampton, MA 1063
(413) 584-2700

Smith College is in the suburbs of Northampton, Massachusetts. It offers three programs in biology. Specifically, it offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in biology and one biology degree at the master's level. Overall, 3,113 students seek degrees in 74 programs at Smith. In terms of programs, this school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

19. Regis College

235 Wellesley St
Weston, MA 02493-1571
(781) 768-7000

Regis College is in the suburbs of Weston, Massachusetts and it offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

20. Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
(617) 427-0060

Roxbury Community College is located in the center of Roxbury Crossing and it offers one biology program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in biology.

21. Hampshire College

893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 549-4600

Hampshire College is in Amherst, MA and Hampshire offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution.

22. Mount Ida College

777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 2459
(617) 928-4500

Mount Ida College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Newton, MA and it offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

23. Becker College

61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165
(508) 791-9241

Becker College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Worcester, MA and this school offers one biology program.

24. The University of Massachusetts - Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-5000

The University of Massachusetts-Boston is 3.0 miles from the center of the city. It offers three biology programs. Of those, UMass Boston offers students one bachelor's level biology degree, one degree at the master's level in biology, and one degree at the doctorate level in biology. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

25. Brandeis University

415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-2000

Brandeis University offers three biology programs. More specifically, Bramdeis offers students one bachelor's level biology degree, one master's level degree in biology, and one biology degree at the doctorate level. This research university, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Waltham, MA. It is one of 11 research universities in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

26. American International College

1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 1109
(413) 737-7000

American International College offers one program in biology and AIC, which is 1.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Springfield, MA. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

27. Springfield College

263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
(413) 748-3116

Springfield College offers one biology program and it is near the heart of downtown.

28. Assumption College

500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
(508) 767-7000

Assumption College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA and this school offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution.

29. Wellesley College

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
(781) 283-1000

Wellesley College is located in the suburbs of Wellesley, Massachusetts and Wellesley offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

30. Williams College

880 Main St
Williamstown, MA 1267
(413) 597-3131

Williams College offers one program in biology and it is located in town of Williamstown, Massachusetts. Overall, 2,101 students seek degrees in 37 programs at Williams. This liberal arts college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology programs.

31. Eastern Nazarene College

23 E Elm Ave
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
(617) 745-3000x3706

Eastern Nazarene College offers one program in biology and this school, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Quincy, MA. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

32. The University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
(508) 999-8000

The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is located in the suburbs of North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. UMass Dartmouth offers two biology programs. Specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in biology and one degree at the master's level in biology. 9,432 students seek degrees in 99 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth programs, overall.

33. Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 735-9715

Emmanuel College, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Boston, MA and it offers one program in biology. Emmanuel is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

34. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Suffolk University is located in the center of Boston and it offers one program in biology. 9,068 students seek degrees in 171 Suffolk University programs, overall.

35. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1000

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cambridge, MA. It offers four programs in biology. Of those, it offers students one biology degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level biology degree, and two degrees at the doctorate level in biology. This university is a 4-year research institution.

36. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is located in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts. It offers four programs in biology. Out of those, this school offers students three biology degrees at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in biology. This school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

37. Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

Western New England University offers two biology programs. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in biology by WNE. WNE, which is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Springfield, MA. Overall, 3,734 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at this school.

38. Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 1845
(978) 837-5000

Merrimack College is in the suburbs of North Andover, Massachusetts and Merrimack offers one biology program. This school is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

39. The University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 1003
(413) 545-0111

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers seven biology programs. Out of those, UMass offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in biology, three master's level biology degrees, and three doctorate level degrees in biology. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

40. Harvard University

Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 2138
(617) 495-1000

Harvard University offers seven biology programs. Out of those, this university offers students three bachelor's level degrees in biology, two master's level biology degrees, and two biology degrees at the doctorate level. Harvard is in the center of Cambridge. Harvard is an ivy league, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, this university is the second largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

41. Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
(617) 552-8000

Boston College offers three programs in biology. More specifically, this university offers one degree at the bachelor's level in biology to students, one master's level biology degree, and one doctorate level degree in biology. BC, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Chestnut Hill, MA. This university is a 4-year research institution.

42. The University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers three programs in biology. Out of those, UMass Lowell offers one certificate in biology to students, one biology degree at the bachelor's level, and one degree at the master's level in biology. UML is in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts. 14,702 students pursue degrees in 120 programs at UML, overall. UMass Lowell is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

43. Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

Bunker Hill Community College, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA and this college offers one program in biology. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

44. Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 2325
(508) 531-1000

Bridgewater State University is located in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This school offers three programs in biology. This school offers three bachelor's level degrees in biology to students. BSU is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

45. Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Fitchburg State University offers two biology programs. Out of those, FSU offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in biology and one biology degree at the master's level. Fitchburg State is located in the suburbs of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Fitchburg State is the tenth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

46. Simmons College

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
(617) 521-2000

Simmons College, which is 2.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA and it offers one biology program. This school is a 4-year institution.

47. Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

Founded in 1946, Anna Maria College is a 4-year institution. AMC, which is very close to Paxton, Massachusetts, is in a rural setting. This small school offers ten certificates, four degrees at the associates level, 48 degrees at the bachelors level, and 17 masters level degrees to students. 1,462 students pursued degrees from the 56 programs at AMC in 2010. This school offers subjects such as human services, nursing, and fire science. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits this school.

48. Middlesex Community College

Springs Rd
Bedford, MA 01730-9124
(978) 656-3200

Middlesex Community College is located in the suburbs of Bedford, Massachusetts and this college offers one biology program. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.

49. Tufts University

28 Sawyer Avenue
Medford, MA 02155-5555
(617) 628-5000

Tufts University is in the suburbs of Medford, Massachusetts. Tufts offers four programs in biology. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in biology by this university, one master's level degree in biology, and two degrees at the doctorate level in biology. It is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Massachusetts. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology in terms of programs.

50. Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Sq
Springfield, MA 01105-1296
(413) 781-7822

Springfield Technical Community College is near the center of the city and it offers one program in biology. 6,887 students pursue degrees in 85 Springfield Technical Community College programs, overall. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering biology.