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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

31 Colleges
8,454 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,899 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England RegionWith 126,493 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences is the #5 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 8,454 went to students in the New England region of the country.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region ranking analyzed 31 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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The biological and biomedical sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the New England 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 10 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Unity College

Unity, ME

Unity College tops the 2021 list of our schools in the New England Region that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Unity is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the remote area of Unity. Unity also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region rankings.

About 5.9% of Unity students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 44 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Northeastern University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Northeastern did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.0%. There are approximately 1,838 students at Northeastern that take at least one class online. There are roughly 842 part time students in attendance at Northeastern.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMass Amherst, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UMass Amherst is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. 3,607 of UMass Amherst students are exclusively distance learners. About 6,250 of the students at UMass Amherst are attending part time. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Boston University

Boston, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Boston U has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Boston U is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. 2,534 students at Boston U are exclusively online. There are roughly 6,370 part time students in attendance at Boston U.

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University of Connecticut earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCONN not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region list.

About 2.3% of UCONN students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,844 students take at least one class online at UCONN. About 3,231 of the students at UCONN are attending part time.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Hampshire - Main Campus. UNH is a large public school located in the small suburb of Durham. UNH excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the New England Region list.

The student loan default rate at UNH is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,816 students at UNH that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,402 part time students in attendance at UNH. UNH does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

University of Vermont landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Burlington, UVM is a public school with a large student population.

The student loan default rate at UVM is lower than is typical, just 2.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,537 students at UVM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,454 part time students in attendance at UVM. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Fitchburg.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.5%. There are approximately 3,784 students at Fitchburg State that take at least one class online. 3,504 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Worcester State is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Worcester.

The student loan default rate at Worcester State is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,617 students take at least one class online at Worcester State. About 1,886 of the students at Worcester State 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 Salem State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Salem State is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Salem.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.4%. Approximately 1,924 students take at least one class online at Salem State. 2,356 students are 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 by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students biological and biomedical sciences schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 503
Maine 588
Rhode Island 693
Massachusetts 4,566
New Hampshire 567
Connecticut 1,537

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 5,602
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1,153
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1,126
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 886
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 593

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 13,791
Computer & Information Sciences 11,592
Mathematics & Statistics 4,476
Physical Sciences 3,212
Natural Resources & Conservation 3,108

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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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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