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2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota

3 Colleges
361 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,987 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South DakotaOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 5th in South Dakota. In fact, 361 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% 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 South Dakota ranking, we looked at 3 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in South Dakota

Check out the biological and biomedical sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in South Dakota

South Dakota State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. South Dakota State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at South Dakota State is 4.4 years, and it costs about $20,370 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $89,628 to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State. 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 South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. U of South Dakota is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Vermillion. U of South Dakota did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at U of South Dakota to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,860. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the U of South Dakota is $90,950. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Augustana University. Located in the city of Sioux Falls, Augustana Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Augustana Sioux Falls not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Augustana Sioux Falls is 4.3 years, and it costs about $27,732 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $118,416 to get a bachelor’s degree from Augustana Sioux Falls. 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 Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 2,187
Minnesota 2,564
Kansas 1,037
Iowa 1,425
Nebraska 916
North Dakota 325

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 295
Biotechnology 24
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 21
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 485
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 358
Computer & Information Sciences 283
Mathematics & Statistics 81
Physical Sciences 64

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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