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2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Minnesota

20 Colleges
2,564 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,771 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in MinnesotaIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 2,564 bachelor's degrees from a Minnesota school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% 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 Minnesota ranking, we looked at 20 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 Minnesota

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

Winona State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Winona State is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Winona.

The average student at Winona State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,880. 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 Winona State is $98,022. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Morris as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Morris, UMN Morris is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMN Morris is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $14,646. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMN Morris is $62,099. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public school with a large student population.

It takes the average student at UMN Duluth about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,044. This means that the average student pays around $98,537 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMN Duluth. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Concordia College at Moorhead earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Concordia College Moorhead is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Moorhead. Concordia College Moorhead not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Minnesota list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Concordia College Moorhead is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,026. This means that the average student pays around $122,206 to get a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College Moorhead. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Saint Peter, Gustavus Adolphus is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Gustavus Adolphus has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Minnesota ranking.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Gustavus Adolphus to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,332. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus is about $125,955. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at St. Cloud State University to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,909 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University is $102,315. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the midsize suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, CSB has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Minnesota ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSB is 4.1 years, and it costs about $32,173 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from CSB is $132,231. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Saint Johns University

Collegeville, MN

Saint Johns University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Collegeville, SJU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. SJU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Minnesota list.

The average student at SJU graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,414. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SJU is $133,546. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Bemidji State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Bemidji State University is a small public school located in the town of Bemidji.

The average student at Bemidji State University graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $15,793. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Bemidji State University is $69,489. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 4.6 years, and it costs about $21,786 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Minnesota State University - Mankato is $99,998. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 2,187
Kansas 1,037
South Dakota 361
Iowa 1,425
Nebraska 916
North Dakota 325

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,543
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 308
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 283
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 164
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 118

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 1,901
Engineering 1,652
Physical Sciences 834
Mathematics & Statistics 786
Natural Resources & Conservation 483

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 20 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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