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Biology Schools In Nevada

There are 6 accredited biology schools in Nevada for faculty who teach biology classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biology in the state of Nevada, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:


  1. College of Southern Nevada

    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Nevada-Reno

    Reno, Nevada 89557

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Sierra Nevada College

    999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, Nevada 89451

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Western Nevada College

    2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Nevada State College

    1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Biology Employment

Nevada 1,300
National 232,950

Of all of the biology professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Nevada state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Nevada

1,320 1,160 980 1,400 1,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of biology professionals is shrinking in Nevada. There were 20 less biology professionals working in Nevada in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This is slower than the trend for biology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Nevada

$54,682 $55,272 $74,170 $73,462 $56,915
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of biology professionals is declining, the salaries paid to biology professionals are increasing in Nevada. The mean salary for biology professionals in 2006 was $54,682 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $56,915 per year.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Nevada

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Thus, biology professionals' salaries grew by 4% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 130% pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of biology in Nevada.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Nevada


In Nevada, biology professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Nevada


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited biology schools in Nevada is increasing. In Nevada, there were 221 graduates in 2006. And there were 342 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of biology school degree or certificate graduates in Nevada by 55%. 36% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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