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

12 Colleges
2,873 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,711 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ColoradoOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 5th in Colorado. In fact, 2,873 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.3% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Colorado ranking analyzed 12 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Colorado

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

Colorado State University - Fort Collins tops the 2021 list of our schools in Colorado that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Located in the midsize city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public school with a very large student population. Colorado State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado list.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,779 students at Colorado State that take at least one class online. About 7,877 of the students at Colorado State are attending part time. Colorado State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Colorado Boulder landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Boulder. CU - Boulder not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. There are approximately 2,234 students at CU - Boulder that take at least one class online. About 5,951 of the students at CU - Boulder are attending part time. CU - Boulder does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Colorado Springs, UCCS is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCCS, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. There are approximately 3,244 students at UCCS that take at least one class online. 4,408 students are part time. UCCS does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. CU Anschutz is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CU Anschutz, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. Approximately 4,923 students take at least one class online at CU Anschutz. There are roughly 12,463 part time students in attendance at CU Anschutz. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Denver, MSU Denver is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 7.7% of MSU Denver students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,499 students at MSU Denver that take at least one class online. About 7,010 of the students at MSU Denver are attending part time. MSU Denver does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Regis U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver. Regis U also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. 2,515 students at Regis U are exclusively online. There are roughly 2,821 part time students in attendance at Regis U. Regis U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Northern Colorado comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado is a public college with a large student population. University of Northern Colorado also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado list, coming in at #7.

About 5.6% of University of Northern Colorado students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,209 students take at least one class online at University of Northern Colorado. 4,334 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Denver

Denver, CO

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Denver. DU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, DU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado ranking.

About 1.8% of DU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,604 students at DU are exclusively online. 3,424 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Colorado State University - Pueblo did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Colorado list.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State University - Pueblo is lower than is typical, just 7.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 662 students take at least one class online at Colorado State University - Pueblo. 3,210 students are part time. Colorado State University - Pueblo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Approximately 2,686 students take at least one class online at Colorado Mesa. 2,384 of Colorado Mesa students are attending part time. Colorado Mesa does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,387
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 426
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 404
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 304
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 236

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,485
Computer & Information Sciences 3,323
Physical Sciences 997
Natural Resources & Conservation 910
Mathematics & Statistics 726

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 12 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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