Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina

24 Colleges
4,042 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,983 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North CarolinaIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 4,042 bachelor's degrees from a North Carolina school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.2% of all the biological and biomedical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina ranking, we looked at 24 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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The biological and biomedical sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in North Carolina

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

North Carolina State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. 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 North Carolina list.

It takes the average student at NC State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,493. 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 NC State is $124,799. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public school located in the city of Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina rankings.

At UNC Chapel Hill, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,820. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill be around $109,694. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 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. In addition to being on our best value list, UNC Greensboro has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina ranking.

The average student at UNC Greensboro graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,093. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro be around $98,756. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Appalachian State University. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a large student population.

It takes the average student at Appalachian State about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,137. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State is about $95,410. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Western Carolina University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. WCU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Cullowhee.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at WCU to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $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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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Our rankings recognize East Carolina University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a very large student population. ECU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at ECU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,107. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ECU is about $115,915. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Wingate University

Wingate, NC

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wingate University. Wingate is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wingate.

The average student at Wingate graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,095. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Wingate is $110,643. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Wilmington as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Wilmington, UNCW is a public school with a large student population. UNCW also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #7.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNCW is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,031. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNCW be around $124,833. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

Lees - McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

Our rankings recognize Lees - McRae College as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Lees - McRae College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Banner Elk.

At Lees - McRae College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $29,028 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $119,015 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lees - McRae College. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNCP is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Pembroke.

At UNCP, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $13,234 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNCP be around $60,479. 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 Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools 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
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 3,251
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 193
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 127
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 104
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 99

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,926
Computer & Information Sciences 2,606
Physical Sciences 1,179
Mathematics & Statistics 1,032
Natural Resources & Conservation 857

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 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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