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

42 Colleges
8,509 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,081 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New YorkBiological & Biomedical Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in New York. With 8,509 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 6.7% 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 New York ranking, we looked at 42 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 New York

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

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry tops the 2021 list of our schools in New York that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. ESF is a small public school located in the city of Syracuse. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, ESF has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York ranking.

The student loan default rate at ESF is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 55 students take at least one class online at ESF. 213 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Our rankings recognize Canisius College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Canisius is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Buffalo. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Canisius has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York ranking.

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. There are roughly 604 part time students in attendance at Canisius. Canisius does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Columbia also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York list, coming in at #2.

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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#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cornell University. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York rankings.

The student loan default rate at Cornell is lower than is typical, just 1.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. There are roughly 101 part time students in attendance at Cornell.

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#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. SUNY Stony Brook is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Stony Brook. SUNY Stony Brook also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York rankings.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Stony Brook is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,157 students take at least one class online at SUNY Stony Brook. About 4,550 of the students at SUNY Stony Brook are attending part time. SUNY Stony Brook does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Syracuse has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York ranking.

The student loan default rate at Syracuse is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. 2,279 of Syracuse students are exclusively distance learners. 3,619 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, NYU also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. There are approximately 2,264 students at NYU that take at least one class online. 8,707 students are part time.

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#8

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.1%. There are approximately 769 students at Binghamton University that take at least one class online. 2,020 of Binghamton University students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Oswego. Located in the distant town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.3%. Approximately 1,271 students take at least one class online at SUNY Oswego. About 882 of the students at SUNY Oswego are attending part time. SUNY Oswego does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

About 3.1% of RIT students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,247 students take at least one class online at RIT. There are roughly 1,596 part time students in attendance at RIT. RIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 Jersey 3,021
Maryland 2,302
Delaware 328
District of Columbia 471

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 6,715
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 834
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 769
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 564
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 403

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 15,888
Engineering 13,007
Mathematics & Statistics 4,685
Physical Sciences 4,649
Engineering Technologies 3,922

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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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