Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Massachusetts

28 Colleges
4,566 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,170 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in MassachusettsOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 6th in Massachusetts. In fact, 4,566 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Massachusetts ranking analyzed 28 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Massachusetts

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

#1

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the suburb of Fitchburg, Fitchburg State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Fitchburg State is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,143. This means that the average student pays around $102,755 to get a bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Worcester State is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,921. This means that the average student pays around $109,403 to get a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMass Amherst is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst. In addition to being on our best value list, UMass Amherst has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Massachusetts ranking.

At UMass Amherst, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for 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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#4

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Wenham, Gordon College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average student at Gordon College graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,764. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College is $133,409. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salem State University. Located in the suburb of Salem, Salem State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at Salem State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,804. This means that the average student pays around $118,474 to get a bachelor’s degree from Salem State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#6

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

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

The average student at Westfield graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,805. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Westfield is about $103,933. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#7

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Easton.

At Stonehill, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $39,204 per year to attend the school. 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 Stonehill is $159,168. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. MIT also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Massachusetts rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at MIT is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,340. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from MIT is $116,477. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bridgewater State University. Located in the suburb of Bridgewater, Bridgewater State is a public college with a large student population.

At Bridgewater State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $26,167 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State is $117,228. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Emmanuel College Massachusetts. Emmanuel Boston is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Emmanuel Boston is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,539. This means that the average student pays around $159,166 to get a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel Boston. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the New England Region

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

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 2,582
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 619
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 578
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 306
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 143

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,807
Computer & Information Sciences 3,920
Mathematics & Statistics 1,779
Physical Sciences 1,177
Natural Resources & Conservation 806

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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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