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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region

27 Colleges
5,887 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,129 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains 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, 5,887 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the country.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 27 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 the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the city of Fort Collins. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Colorado State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,779 students take at least one class online at Colorado State. About 7,877 of the students at Colorado State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Provo. BYU also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at BYU is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,522 students at BYU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,337 part time students in attendance at BYU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Colorado Boulder. Located in the midsize city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population. CU - Boulder also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #3.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. Approximately 2,234 students take at least one class online at CU - Boulder. 5,951 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Laramie, UW is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

About 4.9% of UW students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,158 students at UW that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,495 part time students in attendance at UW. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UCCS is a fairly large public school located in the city of Colorado Springs.

About 5.1% of UCCS students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,244 students at UCCS that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,408 part time students in attendance at UCCS. UCCS does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Utah State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan. USU also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #8.

About 5.6% of USU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 8,947 students take at least one class online at USU. 9,442 students are part time. USU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Utah. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population. U of U also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.7%. Approximately 9,847 students take at least one class online at U of U. 8,158 students are part time. U of U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Rexburg.

About 3.4% of BYU - I students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 21,053 of BYU - I students are exclusively distance learners. About 24,006 of the students at BYU - I are attending part time. BYU - I does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public college with a fairly large student population. CU Anschutz did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The student loan default rate at CU Anschutz is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,923 students at CU Anschutz that take at least one class online. About 12,463 of the students at CU Anschutz are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Weber State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. Approximately 6,899 students take at least one class online at WSU. About 16,473 of the students at WSU 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 by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 2,873
Idaho 759
Utah 1,556
Montana 511
Wyoming 188

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 2,824
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1,120
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 600
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 532
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 477

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 9,696
Engineering 8,788
Physical Sciences 2,216
Natural Resources & Conservation 1,766
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 1,679

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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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