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

18 Colleges
3,900 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,518 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IllinoisIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 3,900 bachelor's degrees from an Illinois school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that 3.1% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois ranking analyzed 18 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality biological and biomedical sciences programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the biological and biomedical sciences program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Illinois at Chicago tops the 2021 list of our schools in Illinois that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Located in the large city of Chicago, UIC is a public school with a very large student population. UIC also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Illinois list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 5,751 students at UIC that take at least one class online. About 4,566 of the students at UIC are attending part time. UIC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Loyola University Chicago as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Loyola Chicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. Loyola Chicago did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Illinois list.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. 1,136 students at Loyola Chicago are exclusively online. 2,010 of Loyola Chicago students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Illinois State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Illinois State has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Illinois ranking.

The student loan default rate at Illinois State is lower than is typical, just 3.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,895 students take at least one class online at Illinois State. There are roughly 2,428 part time students in attendance at Illinois State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Approximately 2,504 students take at least one class online at SIUC. There are roughly 2,431 part time students in attendance at SIUC. SIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UIUC, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Illinois ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.9%. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. 6,389 of UIUC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Roosevelt is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.7%. Approximately 1,325 students take at least one class online at Roosevelt. About 1,247 of the students at Roosevelt are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Northern Illinois University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Dekalb, NIU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at NIU is lower than is typical, just 7.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,378 students take at least one class online at NIU. There are roughly 3,985 part time students in attendance at NIU.

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Western Illinois University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Macomb.

There are approximately 2,495 students at WIU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,724 part time students in attendance at WIU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

Our rankings recognize DePaul University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. Approximately 4,606 students take at least one class online at DePaul. 4,252 of DePaul students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Northeastern Illinois University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. There are approximately 1,203 students at Northeastern Illinois University that take at least one class online. About 4,136 of the students at Northeastern Illinois University are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 4,050
Ohio 4,257
Indiana 2,329
Wisconsin 3,014

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 3,068
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 438
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 410
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 324
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 246

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 7,374
Engineering 7,275
Mathematics & Statistics 2,277
Engineering Technologies 1,724
Physical Sciences 1,715

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 18 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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