Biology Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 21 accredited schools where biology classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the biology academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in biology training at the following levels:

  • Biology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  3. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  4. The Evergreen State College

    2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, Washington 98505-0001

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  5. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  6. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  7. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  8. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  9. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  10. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  11. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  12. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  13. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  14. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  15. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  16. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  17. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  20. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  21. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Biology Employment

Washington State 11,540
National 232,950

Of all of the biology professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Washington State

10,950 11,310 11,540 11,340 11,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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Biology is a growing field in Washington State. In Washington State, 590 more biology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of biology professionals has grown by 5%. This growth is slower than the change in the number of biology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$58,952 $60,052 $61,115 $60,945 $62,172
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to biology professionals are growing in Washington State. In 2006 biology professionals made a mean salary of $58,952 per year, and in 2010 they made $62,172 per year.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$38,190
25th percentile
$46,207
50th percentile
$58,073
75th percentile
$73,602
90th percentile
$94,415

This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington State, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of biology. The pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 147%

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Washington State

Biochemistry
$65,847
Biology
$62,172
Biomedical Engineering
$79,240
Chemistry
$53,775
Physics
$104,540

Biology professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
3
bachelor
38
master
13
doctor
10
Certificate
4
Total68

The number of students graduating from the 21 accredited biology schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 1,269 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,542 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of biology school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 22%. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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