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

8 Colleges
1,219 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,385 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 1,219 bachelor's degrees from a Kentucky school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.0% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Kentucky ranking looked at 8 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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 Kentucky

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 Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky tops the 2021 list of our schools in Kentucky that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. UK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lexington. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UK has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

The student loan default rate at UK is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,416 students at UK that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,024 part time students in attendance at UK. UK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UofL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Louisville. UofL did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. There are approximately 3,004 students at UofL that take at least one class online. 5,494 students are part time. UofL does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Murray State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Murray State is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Murray. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Murray State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

The student loan default rate at Murray State is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,557 students at Murray State that take at least one class online. 2,684 of Murray State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Pikeville as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UPIKE is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Pikeville. UPIKE not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky list.

Approximately 356 students take at least one class online at UPIKE. About 448 of the students at UPIKE are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. NKU is a large public school located in the suburb of Highland Heights. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NKU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.5%. There are approximately 4,827 students at NKU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,261 part time students in attendance at NKU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. WKU is a large public school located in the small city of Bowling Green. WKU also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky list, coming in at #6.

There are approximately 4,906 students at WKU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,228 part time students in attendance at WKU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Morehead State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Morehead. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Morehead State University has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

There are approximately 2,999 students at Morehead State University that take at least one class online. About 4,213 of the students at Morehead State University are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Eastern Kentucky University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Richmond, Eastern is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Eastern, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

3,578 of Eastern students are exclusively distance learners. About 4,649 of the students at Eastern 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 Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools 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
West Virginia 629
Tennessee 1,764
North Carolina 4,042
South Carolina 2,455
Alabama 1,964
Louisiana 1,577
Arkansas 906

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,144
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 75
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 61
Biotechnology 34
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 33

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 3,207
Engineering 1,421
Engineering Technologies 875
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 732
Physical Sciences 506

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 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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