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2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama

11 Colleges
1,964 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,620 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in AlabamaBiological & Biomedical Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Alabama. With 1,964 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 5th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.6% of all the biological and biomedical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama ranking analyzed 11 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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in Alabama

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

Top 10 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

University of Alabama at Birmingham landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. UAB is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Birmingham. UAB did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama list.

At UAB, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,867. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UAB is $125,680. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Auburn. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Auburn, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama ranking.

It takes the average student at Auburn about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,983. 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 Auburn is $171,915. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of South Alabama comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. USA is a large public school located in the midsize city of Mobile. USA not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at USA to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,523. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the USA is $99,867. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Alabama State is a small public school located in the medium-sized city of Montgomery.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Alabama State is 4.9 years, and it costs about $20,417 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Alabama State be around $99,635. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. TROY is a fairly large public school located in the town of Troy.

It takes the average student at TROY about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,740. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from TROY is $100,004. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Jacksonville State University is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Jacksonville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Jacksonville State University, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama ranking.

The average student at Jacksonville State University graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,294. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University is about $101,147. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of North Alabama earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Florence, UNA is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNA, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama ranking.

The average student at UNA graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,303. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNA is $108,825. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a very large student population. UA not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UA to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,292. 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 UA is $140,470. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Alabama A & M University. Located in the medium-sized city of Normal, AAMU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. AAMU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama list.

It takes about 5.1 years for the average student at AAMU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,533. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from AAMU is $110,034. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Alabama in Huntsville as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Huntsville, UAH is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. UAH not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Alabama list.

The average student at UAH graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,464. 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 UAH is $134,065. 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 Southeast Region

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

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,573
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 215
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 51
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 49
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 39

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,794
Computer & Information Sciences 942
Engineering Technologies 784
Physical Sciences 479
Mathematics & Statistics 418

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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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