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

3 Colleges
693 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,211 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode IslandIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 693 bachelor's degrees from a Rhode Island school, making the subject the 6th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.5% of all the biological and biomedical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode Island ranking looked at 3 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 Rhode Island

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

University of Rhode Island has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a large student population. URI also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Rhode Island rankings.

About 4.4% of URI students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,055 students at URI that take at least one class online. 3,456 of URI students are attending part time. URI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Roger Williams University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Bristol, RWU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at RWU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Rhode Island ranking.

The student loan default rate at RWU is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. 312 of RWU students are exclusively distance learners. 716 of RWU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Rhode Island College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Providence, RIC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at RIC, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Rhode Island ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.3%. There are approximately 253 students at RIC that take at least one class online. 2,402 of RIC 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 New England Region

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

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 471
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 103
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 65
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 57
Biotechnology 38

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 794
Engineering 770
Mathematics & Statistics 378
Architecture & Related Services 266
Physical Sciences 237

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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