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2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan

19 Colleges
4,050 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,091 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in MichiganOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 4th in Michigan. In fact, 4,050 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.2% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan ranking analyzed 19 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on biological and biomedical sciences schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in Michigan

The following schools top our list of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Detroit Mercy. Located in the city of Detroit, UDM is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. UDM also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UDM to complete their degree, and it costs about $15,117 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UDM is about $63,794. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, GVSU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan ranking.

At GVSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,233 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GVSU be around $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Michigan University. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population. WMU also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan rankings.

The average student at WMU graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,387. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WMU is $100,305. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

Albion College

Albion, MI

Albion College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Albion, Albion is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Albion not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan list.

At Albion, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $27,363 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Albion is $115,745. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Michigan University. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant. Central Michigan did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Central Michigan is 4.7 years, and it costs about $24,977 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $116,393 to get a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Northern Michigan University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Marquette, Northern Michigan University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Northern Michigan University to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,054. This means that the average student pays around $101,228 to get a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Our rankings recognize Ferris State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Ferris is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Ferris to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $15,909. This means that the average student pays around $73,022 to get a bachelor’s degree from Ferris. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#8

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Calvin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Grand Rapids. Calvin also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Calvin to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,672. This means that the average student pays around $137,876 to get a bachelor’s degree from Calvin. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the small city of East Lansing. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Michigan State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan ranking.

The average student at Michigan State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,866. This means that the average student pays around $161,473 to get a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo College landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, K College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at K College to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,066. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the K College is $131,791. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 4,257
Illinois 3,899
Indiana 2,329
Wisconsin 3,014

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 2,316
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 576
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 534
Zoology 130
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 113

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 5,117
Computer & Information Sciences 2,732
Engineering Technologies 1,050
Physical Sciences 825
Mathematics & Statistics 805

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 19 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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