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

10 Colleges
2,329 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,596 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IndianaBiological & Biomedical Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Indiana. With 2,329 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.8% 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 Indiana ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great biological and biomedical sciences programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the biological and biomedical sciences program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying biological and biomedical sciences.

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

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population. Purdue not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Indiana list.

The student loan default rate at Purdue is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,641 students take at least one class online at Purdue. About 6,079 of the students at Purdue are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Bloomington. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. IU Bloomington also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Indiana rankings.

The student loan default rate at IU Bloomington is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 5,026 students take at least one class online at IU Bloomington. There are roughly 5,192 part time students in attendance at IU Bloomington. IU Bloomington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, IUPUI has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Indiana ranking.

The student loan default rate at IUPUI is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,387 students take at least one class online at IUPUI. About 7,204 of the students at IUPUI are attending part time. IUPUI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern Indiana as the #4 school in this year's rankings. USI is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Evansville.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.0%. Approximately 3,732 students take at least one class online at USI. 4,258 students are part time. USI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Muncie, Ball State is a public college with a very large student population. Ball State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Indiana list.

The student loan default rate at Ball State is lower than is typical, just 5.3% of students default in three years. 5,037 students at Ball State are exclusively online. 5,958 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, UIndy is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. UIndy also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Indiana rankings.

About 5.9% of UIndy students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 938 students take at least one class online at UIndy. 1,257 students are part time. UIndy does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana State is a public school with a large student population.

There are approximately 2,979 students at Indiana State that take at least one class online. About 3,251 of the students at Indiana State are attending part time. Indiana State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - South Bend as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of South Bend, Indiana University - South Bend is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

About 8.1% of Indiana University - South Bend students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,088 students at Indiana University - South Bend that take at least one class online. About 1,497 of the students at Indiana University - South Bend are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Indiana University - Southeast is a small public school located in the large suburb of New Albany.

About 7.3% of Indiana University - Southeast students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,845 students take at least one class online at Indiana University - Southeast. About 1,867 of the students at Indiana University - Southeast are attending part time. Indiana University - Southeast does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Valpo is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Valparaiso. Valpo also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Indiana list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at Valpo is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 335 students take at least one class online at Valpo. 305 students are 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 Colleges 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
Illinois 3,899
Wisconsin 3,014

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,595
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 333
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 277
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 153
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 139

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 5,181
Computer & Information Sciences 3,959
Engineering Technologies 2,467
Mathematics & Statistics 1,079
Physical Sciences 999

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 10 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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