Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West Virginia

4 Colleges
629 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,835 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West VirginiaBiological & Biomedical Sciences is the #11 most popular major in West Virginia with 629 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 0.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West Virginia ranking, we looked at 4 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.

More Ways to Rank Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

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 West Virginia

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

Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in West Virginia

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Morgantown, WVU is a public school with a fairly large student population. WVU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West Virginia list.

At WVU, 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 $27,485. 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 WVU is $122,583. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the small city of Beckley, West Virginia University Tech is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at West Virginia University Tech, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West Virginia ranking.

It takes the average student at West Virginia University Tech about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $22,552 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the West Virginia University Tech is $99,680. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Our rankings recognize Marshall University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Marshall University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Huntington. Marshall University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West Virginia list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Marshall University is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,501. This means that the average student pays around $97,400 to get a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherd University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Shepherd University is a small public school located in the fringe town of Shepherdstown. In addition to being on our best value list, Shepherd University has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in West Virginia ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Shepherd University is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,802. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University is $105,681. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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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
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 456
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 126
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 33
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 14

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 928
Computer & Information Sciences 829
Natural Resources & Conservation 483
Physical Sciences 224
Engineering Technologies 165

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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