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

15 Colleges
4,050 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,612 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MichiganOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 4th in Michigan. In fact, 4,050 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.2% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan ranking looked at 15 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan

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

#1

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing. Michigan State also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Michigan State is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,273 students take at least one class online at Michigan State. 6,488 students are part time.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a very large student population. U-M not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan list.

The student loan default rate at U-M is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 487 students at U-M that take at least one class online. 2,376 of U-M students 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 University of Detroit Mercy as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Detroit Mercy is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Detroit. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Detroit Mercy, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan ranking.

About 3.8% of Detroit Mercy students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 857 students at Detroit Mercy that take at least one class online. There are roughly 955 part time students in attendance at Detroit Mercy. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Western Michigan University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population. WMU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.0%. There are approximately 4,416 students at WMU that take at least one class online. 6,532 of WMU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant. Central Michigan also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan rankings.

The student loan default rate at Central Michigan is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. 4,102 of Central Michigan students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 5,656 part time students in attendance at Central Michigan. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Northern Michigan University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Marquette, Northern Michigan University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The student loan default rate at Northern Michigan University is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,641 students take at least one class online at Northern Michigan University. There are roughly 1,257 part time students in attendance at Northern Michigan University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public college with a very large student population. GVSU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Michigan list.

The student loan default rate at GVSU is lower than is typical, just 3.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,115 students at GVSU that take at least one class online. 4,024 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 4.4% of Oakland students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,058 students at Oakland that take at least one class online. About 4,704 of the students at Oakland 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 Eastern Michigan University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Eastern Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti.

Approximately 4,524 students take at least one class online at Eastern Michigan. 6,765 students are part time. Eastern Michigan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Michigan - Flint earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. UM Flint is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Flint.

The student loan default rate at UM Flint is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,342 students at UM Flint that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,324 part time students in attendance at UM Flint. 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
Ohio 4,257
Illinois 3,899
Indiana 2,329
Wisconsin 3,014

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 2,551
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 665
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 568
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 253
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 205

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 8,384
Computer & Information Sciences 4,352
Engineering Technologies 2,680
Physical Sciences 1,386
Mathematics & Statistics 1,179

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 15 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.
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