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

7 Colleges
906 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,642 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ArkansasBiological & Biomedical Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Arkansas. With 906 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 4th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.7% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arkansas ranking looked at 7 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.

More Ways to Rank Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

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 Arkansas

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.

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas tops the 2021 list of our schools in Arkansas that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UARK has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas ranking.

The student loan default rate at UARK is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,366 students at UARK that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,176 part time students in attendance at UARK. UARK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UA Little Rock is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Little Rock. UA Little Rock also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas rankings.

The student loan default rate at UA Little Rock is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,922 students at UA Little Rock that take at least one class online. 5,373 of UA Little Rock students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public school with a fairly large student population. A-State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. 4,220 of A-State students are exclusively distance learners. About 6,253 of the students at A-State are attending part time. A-State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the remote town of Russellville, ATU is a public college with a large student population. ATU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas list.

2,845 students at ATU are exclusively online. 5,518 of ATU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Central Arkansas as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UCA is a large public school located in the city of Conway. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCA, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas ranking.

About 7.5% of UCA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,314 students at UCA that take at least one class online. 2,535 of UCA students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. UAFS is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Fort Smith. UAFS also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas list, coming in at #7.

There are approximately 2,609 students at UAFS that take at least one class online. 2,253 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Located in the small city of Pine Bluff, UAPB is a public school with a small student population. UAPB did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Arkansas list.

Approximately 1,369 students take at least one class online at UAPB. 288 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 in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 1,083
Florida 6,957
Virginia 3,561
Georgia 3,742
North Carolina 4,042
Alabama 1,964
Tennessee 1,764
West Virginia 629
South Carolina 2,455
Louisiana 1,577
Kentucky 1,219

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 868
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 53
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 29
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 16
Botany/Plant Biology 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 999
Computer & Information Sciences 992
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 666
Engineering Technologies 586
Physical Sciences 441

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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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