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

20 Colleges
4,042 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,441 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North CarolinaIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 4,042 bachelor's degrees from a North Carolina school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.2% 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 North Carolina ranking analyzed 20 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.

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 North Carolina

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

North Carolina State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. NC State is a very large public school located in the city of Raleigh. NC State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.8%. There are approximately 11,555 students at NC State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,111 part time students in attendance at NC State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public school located in the small city of Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list.

About 1.7% of UNC Chapel Hill students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,101 students at UNC Chapel Hill that take at least one class online. 4,791 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Lees - McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

Lees - McRae College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Lees - McRae College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Banner Elk.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.1%. 51 of Lees - McRae College students are attending part time.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ECU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. 6,812 students at ECU are exclusively online. 6,631 of ECU students are attending part time. ECU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Located in the city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Greensboro not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list.

About 6.4% of UNC Greensboro students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,278 students at UNC Greensboro that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,267 part time students in attendance at UNC Greensboro. UNC Greensboro does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized city of Wilmington, UNCW is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNCW not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list.

About 4.0% of UNCW students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,793 students at UNCW that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,672 part time students in attendance at UNCW. UNCW does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UNC Charlotte is a fairly large public school located in the city of Charlotte. UNC Charlotte also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #8.

About 6.1% of UNC Charlotte students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,694 students at UNC Charlotte that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,121 part time students in attendance at UNC Charlotte. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Appalachian State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 3.6% of Appalachian State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,750 students at Appalachian State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,817 part time students in attendance at Appalachian State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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North Carolina Central University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. North Carolina Central University is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Durham.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. Approximately 2,544 students take at least one class online at North Carolina Central University. 1,643 of North Carolina Central University students are attending part time. North Carolina Central University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Carolina University. WCU is a large public school located in the town of Cullowhee.

About 6.0% of WCU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,151 students at WCU are exclusively online. 2,258 students are part time. WCU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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
Alabama 1,964
Tennessee 1,764
West Virginia 629
South Carolina 2,455
Louisiana 1,577
Kentucky 1,219
Arkansas 906

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 3,519
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 273
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 243
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 158
Zoology 139

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 4,914
Engineering 4,823
Engineering Technologies 2,096
Physical Sciences 1,594
Mathematics & Statistics 1,470

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 20 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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