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

40 Colleges
13,102 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,053 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southwest 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, 13,102 went to undergraduates in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 40 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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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in the Southwest Region

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

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Lubbock. Texas Tech also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southwest Region rankings.

It takes the average student at Texas Tech about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,296. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is $105,298. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of H is a very large public school located in the city of Houston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of H, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

At U of H, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $25,217 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $116,503 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of H. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Oklahoma Norman Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Norman, University of Oklahoma is a public college with a fairly large student population. University of Oklahoma did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

It takes the average student at University of Oklahoma about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,331. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma is $134,973. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ASU - Tempe is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,198. This means that the average student pays around $138,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at Texas State about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $24,274 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 Texas State is $111,418. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Northern Arizona University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NAU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,230. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NAU is $101,050. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Texas. Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average student at UNT graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,179. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNT is about $109,773. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Sam Houston State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. SHSU is a very large public school located in the distant town of Huntsville.

It takes the average student at SHSU about 4.5 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,492. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SHSU is about $101,889. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. UTSA is a very large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

At UTSA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and it costs about $20,313 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 UTSA is $95,471. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

Our rankings recognize St. Mary's University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. St. Mary's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Antonio.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at St. Mary’s is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,177. This means that the average student pays around $107,002 to get a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best biological and biomedical sciences colleges for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,721
Texas 8,716
Oklahoma 1,150
New Mexico 515

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 8,828
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1,635
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 548
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 507
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 390

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,674
Computer & Information Sciences 8,301
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,370
Physical Sciences 2,984
Mathematics & Statistics 2,598

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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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