Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region

54 Colleges
8,454 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,150 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England RegionWith 126,493 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences is the #5 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 8,454 went to students in the New England region of the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region ranking, we looked at 54 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological and biomedical sciences. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those biological and biomedical sciences schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in the New England Region

Check out the biological and biomedical sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

#1

Unity College

Unity, ME

Our rankings recognize Unity College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Unity is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Unity. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Unity, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region ranking.

At Unity, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,495. This means that the average student pays around $122,109 to get a bachelor’s degree from Unity. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Fitchburg.

The average student at Fitchburg State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $23,143 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Fitchburg State is $102,755. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Worcester State is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Worcester.

It takes the average student at Worcester State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,921. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State be around $109,403. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMass Amherst did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UMass Amherst to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,714. This means that the average student pays around $151,996 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Gordon College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Wenham.

At Gordon College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,764. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College is about $133,409. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Salem State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Salem State is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Salem.

The average student at Salem State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,804. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Salem State is $118,474. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of New Hampshire at Manchester as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Manchester, UNH Manchester is a public school with a fairly small student population.

At UNH Manchester, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,845. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNH Manchester is $151,624. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the large suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

At Westfield, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,805. This means that the average student pays around $103,933 to get a bachelor’s degree from Westfield. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#9

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Easton, Stonehill is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average student at Stonehill graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,204. This means that the average student pays around $159,168 to get a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Hampshire - Main Campus. Located in the suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, U of NH also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region ranking.

The average student at U of NH graduates in less than 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,404. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of NH is about $149,984. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best biological and biomedical sciences schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 503
Maine 588
Rhode Island 693
Massachusetts 4,566
New Hampshire 567
Connecticut 1,537

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 4,750
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 984
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 978
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 420
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 417

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 7,932
Computer & Information Sciences 6,450
Mathematics & Statistics 3,193
Natural Resources & Conservation 2,315
Physical Sciences 2,120

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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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