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

9 Colleges
2,302 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,135 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MarylandIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 2,302 bachelor's degrees from a Maryland school, making the subject the 5th 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.

For this year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maryland ranking, we looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 Maryland

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Maryland that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Johns Hopkins also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland rankings.

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

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMBC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland list.

The student loan default rate at UMBC is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 822 students at UMBC that take at least one class online. About 2,939 of the students at UMBC are attending part time.

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#3

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population. Towson did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 3,895 students at Towson that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,538 part time students in attendance at Towson. Towson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMCP did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland list.

About 2.3% of UMCP students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,138 students take at least one class online at UMCP. 4,597 of UMCP 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

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Stevenson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Stevenson. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Stevenson has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.3%. Approximately 1,233 students take at least one class online at Stevenson. 815 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Our rankings recognize Salisbury University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Salisbury is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland rankings.

About 3.3% of Salisbury students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,259 students at Salisbury that take at least one class online. 970 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

Our rankings recognize St Mary's College of Maryland as the #7 school in this year's rankings. SMCM is a small public school located in the small suburb of St. Mary's City. SMCM also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Maryland rankings.

The student loan default rate at SMCM is lower than is typical, just 2.9% of students default in three years. 49 of SMCM students are attending part time. SMCM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the fringe town of Princess Anne, UMES is a public college with a small student population.

Approximately 1,127 students take at least one class online at UMES. 463 of UMES students are attending part time.

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#9

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Morgan State University. Located in the city of Baltimore, Morgan State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Approximately 1,360 students take at least one class online at Morgan State. 891 of Morgan State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,827
Biotechnology 505
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 402
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 193
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 165

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 8,682
Engineering 4,327
Mathematics & Statistics 1,000
Physical Sciences 883
Natural Resources & Conservation 475

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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