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2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida

21 Colleges
6,957 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,119 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in FloridaOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 5th in Florida. In fact, 6,957 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 5.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida ranking, we looked at 21 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in Florida

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 South Florida - Main Campus landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a fairly large student population. USF Tampa also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida list, coming in at #3.

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. 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 USF Tampa is $99,309. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of F not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida list.

At U of F, 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 $28,230. This means that the average student pays around $120,542 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Florida State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. Florida State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida rankings.

The average student at Florida State graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $27,233 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State is $115,196. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ave Maria University. AMU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Ave Maria.

It takes the average student at AMU about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,210. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from AMU is $97,946. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Central Florida comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando. In addition to being on our best value list, UCF has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UCF is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,064. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UCF is $120,976. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public college with a large student population.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UNF to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,266. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNF is $105,395. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida Southern College. Florida Southern is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Lakeland.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Florida Southern is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,762. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern be around $126,432. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Florida International University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. FIU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Miami. In addition to being on our best value list, FIU has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at FIU is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,777. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from FIU is about $124,513. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida Atlantic University. Located in the city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public college with a very large student population. FAU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Florida list.

At FAU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,800. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from FAU is about $119,712. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Florida A&M University is 4.8 years, and it costs about $23,498 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 Florida A&M University is $113,260. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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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
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 5,360
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 634
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 302
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 289
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 196

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 5,865
Computer & Information Sciences 4,244
Physical Sciences 1,032
Natural Resources & Conservation 956
Mathematics & Statistics 727

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 21 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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