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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

7 Colleges
1,505 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,422 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in OregonIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 1,505 bachelor's degrees from an Oregon school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.2% of all the biological and biomedical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent biological and biomedical sciences programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the biological and biomedical sciences program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

Check out the biological and biomedical sciences programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Oregon that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the city of Corvallis. Oregon State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon list.

About 3.9% of Oregon State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,917 students take at least one class online at Oregon State. 8,853 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Portland State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Portland State University, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon ranking.

About 6.7% of Portland State University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,409 students take at least one class online at Portland State University. 8,935 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

University of Oregon landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Eugene, UO is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UO has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. There are approximately 2,926 students at UO that take at least one class online. About 1,941 of the students at UO are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

University of Portland

Portland, OR

Our rankings recognize University of Portland as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. University of Portland not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon list.

The student loan default rate at University of Portland is lower than is typical, just 0.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 14 students take at least one class online at University of Portland. 465 of University of Portland students are attending part time.

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#5

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

George Fox University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg. GFU also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon rankings.

About 2.3% of GFU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 534 students take at least one class online at GFU. There are roughly 938 part time students in attendance at GFU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Forest Grove, Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Pacific also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon rankings.

The student loan default rate at Pacific is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 286 students take at least one class online at Pacific. 213 of Pacific students are attending part time. Pacific does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Western Oregon University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Western Oregon State College is a small public school located in the town of Monmouth. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Western Oregon State College, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Oregon ranking.

About 8.0% of Western Oregon State College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,155 students take at least one class online at Western Oregon State College. 1,014 students are part time. Western Oregon State College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 14,696
Washington 2,671
Hawaii 471
Alaska 115
Nevada 685

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 910
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 257
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 158
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 120
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 73

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,219
Computer & Information Sciences 1,707
Natural Resources & Conservation 869
Physical Sciences 687
Mathematics & Statistics 543

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kelly White.

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