Ohio has hundreds of post-secondary institutions serving all industries and walks of life, from universities and community colleges to specialized job training centers and vocational schools. BioOhio has reviewed thousands of degrees and programs offered at these institutions to identify a subset directly related to bioscience employment preparation or advancement.
In 2015, 10,179 bioscience related degrees and certificates were awarded to students in Ohio, up 58% since 2006.
Degrees awarded in 2015 included 1,365 certificates or associates degrees, 6,329 bachelor’s degrees, and 2,485 post-BA, master’s or doctoral degrees.
In 2006 there were only 85 institutions awarding bioscience degrees and certificates, but by 2015, the number rose to 102 public and private schools directly impacting bioscience in Ohio.
In 2015, the top ten bioscience-pipeline degrees were:
- Biology and Biological Sciences (2340 graduates)
- Pharmacy (785)
- Chemical Engineering (770)
- Chemistry (755)
- Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (527)
- Zoology and Animal Biology (520)
- Veterinary and Animal Health Technology (454)
- Biochemistry (307)
- Neuroscience (280)
- Pharmacy Technician & Assistant (278)