Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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

155 Colleges
29,899 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,373 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region In 2018-2019, 126,493 biological and biomedical sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #5 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 29,899 went to undergraduates in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 155 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Southeast Region

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

Top 15% Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

#1

Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Macon, Mercer is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, Mercer also did well on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average student at Mercer graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $19,614 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Mercer is $84,144. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa. On top of its placing in our value rankings, USF Tampa also did well on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

At USF Tampa, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,095. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa is about $99,309. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Xavier University of Louisiana landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. XULA is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New Orleans. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, XULA also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at XULA is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,083. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the XULA is $99,949. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #4 school in this year's rankings. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. In addition to being on our best value list, U of F has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

It takes the average student at U of F about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,230. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F be around $120,542. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida State University. Located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Florida State also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

At Florida State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#6

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Georgia. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UGA also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #3.

It takes the average student at UGA about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,505. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UGA is $134,211. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Randolph - Macon College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Ashland, Randolph - Macon is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Randolph - Macon also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

The average student at Randolph - Macon graduates in less than 4.1 years, and it costs about $30,683 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Randolph - Macon be around $124,880. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize North Carolina State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. NC State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NC State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,493. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NC State be around $124,799. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#9

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

Our rankings recognize Ave Maria University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the rural area of Ave Maria, AMU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at AMU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,210. 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 AMU is $97,946. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region rankings.

At UNC Chapel Hill, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,820. 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 UNC Chapel Hill is $109,694. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Located in the large city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public college with a very large student population.

At UNC Greensboro, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $22,093 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNC Greensboro is $98,756. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Appalachian State University comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

At Appalachian State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,137. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Appalachian State is $95,410. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Central Florida as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, UCF also did well on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UCF to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,064. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCF is about $120,976. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#14

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Our rankings recognize Western Carolina University as the #14 school in this year's rankings. WCU is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Cullowhee.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at WCU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $15,387. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WCU is $67,549. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#15

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to East Carolina University. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, ECU also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

It takes the average student at ECU about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $26,107 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ECU is $115,915. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Alabama at Birmingham. Located in the midsize city of Birmingham, UAB is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, UAB also did well on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UAB to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,867. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UAB is $125,680. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#17

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi State University as the #17 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public school with a very large student population. Mississippi State excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mississippi State is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,760. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Mississippi State is $130,570. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern Mississippi. Located in the small city of Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Southern Miss graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,769. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Southern Miss is $85,024. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#19

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Florida. UNF is a fairly large public school located in the city of Jacksonville.

The average student at UNF graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,266. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNF be around $105,395. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#20

Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

Wofford College earned the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wofford is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Spartanburg.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Wofford is 4.1 years, and it costs about $32,306 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Wofford is $130,839. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#21

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

The #21 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Berry College. Berry is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Mount Berry.

The average student at Berry graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,730. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Berry is $121,893. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#22

Berea College

Berea, KY

Berea College earned the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Berea, Berea is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Berea is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,680. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Berea is $92,574. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#23

Wingate University

Wingate, NC

Wingate University comes in at #23 in this year's ranking. Wingate is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Wingate.

The average student at Wingate graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $26,095 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $110,643 to get a bachelor’s degree from Wingate. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
24 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
25 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
26 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
27 Florida International University Miami, FL
28 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
29 Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA
30 Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS
31 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 1,083
Florida 6,957
Virginia 3,561
Georgia 3,742
North Carolina 4,042
Alabama 1,964
Tennessee 1,764
West Virginia 629
South Carolina 2,455
Louisiana 1,577
Kentucky 1,219
Arkansas 906

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 23,358
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1,594
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1,566
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1,191
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 783

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 27,507
Computer & Information Sciences 18,703
Physical Sciences 7,280
Mathematics & Statistics 5,139
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 4,804

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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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