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2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington

13 Colleges
2,671 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,806 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 2,671 bachelor's degrees from a Washington school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.1% of all the biological and biomedical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington ranking looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological and biomedical sciences. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those biological and biomedical sciences schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in Washington

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for biological and biomedical sciences majors.

Top 10 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Pullman. Wazzu also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington list, coming in at #2.

At Wazzu, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $29,249 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $130,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public college with a fairly large student population. UW Seattle also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW Seattle is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,058. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW Seattle is about $152,886. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Washington University. WWU is a large public school located in the city of Bellingham. WWU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington list.

The average student at WWU graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,912. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from WWU is $130,104. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Pacific Lutheran University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Tacoma, PLU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes the average student at PLU about 4.0 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,002. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from PLU is $133,328. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Puget Sound earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Puget Sound is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Tacoma. Puget Sound did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Puget Sound is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $45,180. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Puget Sound be around $186,593. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Spokane, Gonzaga is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Gonzaga not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Gonzaga is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,090. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Gonzaga is $170,934. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Eastern Washington University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the fringe town of Cheney, EWU is a public college with a large student population.

The average student at EWU graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,417. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from EWU is about $119,669. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Central Washington University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the distant town of Ellensburg, CWU is a public school with a large student population.

The average student at CWU graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,573. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from CWU be around $124,630. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Whitworth University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the suburb of Spokane, Whitworth is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Whitworth is 4.2 years, and it costs about $34,718 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Whitworth is $144,427. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Our rankings recognize Whitman College as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Walla Walla, Whitman is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Whitman has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Washington ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Whitman is 4.1 years, and it costs about $44,231 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Whitman be around $180,462. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
California 14,696
Hawaii 471
Oregon 1,495
Alaska 115
Nevada 685

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,126
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 451
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 375
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 296
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 138

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 2,714
Engineering 2,300
Physical Sciences 983
Natural Resources & Conservation 714
Mathematics & Statistics 648

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • 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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