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

29 Colleges
5,947 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,609 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in PennsylvaniaBiological & Biomedical Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Pennsylvania. With 5,947 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 5th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 4.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 29 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Pitt is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Pitt, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania ranking.

About 3.4% of Pitt students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,366 students at Pitt that take at least one class online. 2,772 of Pitt students are attending part time. Pitt does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Drexel, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at Drexel. 6,322 of Drexel students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

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 students are part time. Penn State University Park does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public school with a very large student population. Temple also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania rankings.

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

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Located in the suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, WCUPA is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania list.

About 4.9% of WCUPA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,140 students take at least one class online at WCUPA. About 3,448 of the students at WCUPA are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.8%. There are approximately 1,144 students at Duquesne that take at least one class online. There are roughly 407 part time students in attendance at Duquesne. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Neumann University

Aston, PA

Neumann University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Aston, Neumann is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Approximately 384 students take at least one class online at Neumann. There are roughly 1,011 part time students in attendance at Neumann. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph's University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. St. Joe's is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. 2,074 of St. Joe’s students are exclusively distance learners. 2,816 of St. Joe’s students are attending part time. St. Joe’s does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Millersville is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Millersville.

About 6.9% of Millersville students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,109 students at Millersville that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,960 part time students in attendance at Millersville. Millersville does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Doylestown, DelVal is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.0%. There are approximately 467 students at DelVal that take at least one class online. About 512 of the students at DelVal are attending 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
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 4,432
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 743
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 696
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 408
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 215

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 10,265
Computer & Information Sciences 8,453
Engineering Technologies 3,157
Physical Sciences 2,680
Mathematics & Statistics 2,431

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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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