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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

102 Colleges
20,578 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,031 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region In 2018-2019, 126,493 biological and biomedical sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #5 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 20,578 went to undergraduates in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 102 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

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.

Top 15% Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, ESF is a public school with a small student population. ESF not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.1%. Approximately 55 students take at least one class online at ESF. About 213 of the students at ESF are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.1%. 8,722 students at Johns Hopkins are exclusively online. 11,552 of Johns Hopkins students are attending part time.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. Approximately 10,368 students take at least one class online at Rutgers New Brunswick. About 7,501 of the students at Rutgers New Brunswick are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Canisius College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Buffalo, Canisius is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, Canisius also did well on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The student loan default rate at Canisius is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 640 students take at least one class online at Canisius. 604 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia University in the City of New York landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. Columbia not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 1.8% of Columbia students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,138 students at Columbia that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,005 part time students in attendance at Columbia.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public school with a very large student population. Pitt also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Pitt is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,366 students take at least one class online at Pitt. There are roughly 2,772 part time students in attendance at Pitt. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#7

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Drexel also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 1,528 students at Drexel that take at least one class online. 6,322 of Drexel students are attending part time. Drexel does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - University Park as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Penn State University Park also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Penn State University Park is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. 1,670 of Penn State University Park students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Cornell excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.0%. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. About 101 of the students at Cornell are attending part time.

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#10

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UD, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. Approximately 2,306 students take at least one class online at UD. 2,422 students are part time.

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#11

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Temple is a very large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, Temple is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 5.1% of Temple students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,543 students take at least one class online at Temple. 5,358 of Temple students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. WCUPA is a large public school located in the large suburb of West Chester.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 2,140 students at WCUPA that take at least one class online. 3,448 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#13

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rowan University. Rowan is a large public school located in the suburb of Glassboro.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. There are approximately 4,688 students at Rowan that take at least one class online. About 3,804 of the students at Rowan are attending part time. Rowan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#14

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, GWU also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.9%. 5,374 students at GWU are exclusively online. 9,073 of GWU students are attending part time.

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Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University landed the #15 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Georgetown also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

The student loan default rate at Georgetown is lower than is typical, just 1.2% of students default in three years. 2,151 students at Georgetown are exclusively online. About 4,463 of the students at Georgetown are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Middle Atlantic Region non-traditional students studying Biological & Biomedical Sciences that almost earned our Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
16 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
17 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
18 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
19 Towson University Towson, MD
20 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA

Best for Non-Traditional Students Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students biological and biomedical sciences colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 5,947
New York 8,509
New Jersey 3,021
Maryland 2,302
Delaware 328
District of Columbia 471

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 16,461
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2,463
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1,904
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1,264
Biotechnology 960

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 39,540
Engineering 33,802
Mathematics & Statistics 9,833
Physical Sciences 9,607
Engineering Technologies 8,629

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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