Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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

9 Colleges
2,455 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,022 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South CarolinaIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 2,455 bachelor's degrees from a South Carolina school, making the subject the 3rd in the state. This means that 1.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina ranking, we looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological and biomedical sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great biological and biomedical sciences programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the biological and biomedical sciences program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying biological and biomedical sciences.

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University tops the 2021 list of our schools in South Carolina that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a very large student population. Clemson also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Carolina list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Clemson is lower than is typical, just 2.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,940 students take at least one class online at Clemson. There are roughly 3,011 part time students in attendance at Clemson. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of South Carolina - Columbia as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UofSC is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. UofSC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.3%. Approximately 8,099 students take at least one class online at UofSC. 3,525 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

About 8.3% of Coastal Carolina University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,563 students at Coastal Carolina University that take at least one class online. 1,506 of Coastal Carolina University students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of Charleston. C of C is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Charleston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at C of C, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. There are approximately 1,821 students at C of C that take at least one class online. About 1,425 of the students at C of C are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of South Carolina - Aiken comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Aiken, UofSC Aiken is a public college with a small student population. UofSC Aiken also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Carolina rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.4%. There are approximately 731 students at UofSC Aiken that take at least one class online. 985 of UofSC Aiken students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Charleston Southern University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. CSU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Charleston. CSU also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Carolina rankings.

The student loan default rate at CSU is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 877 students at CSU that take at least one class online. About 603 of the students at CSU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Rock Hill, Winthrop is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Winthrop, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Carolina ranking.

About 5.7% of Winthrop students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,993 students take at least one class online at Winthrop. There are roughly 1,110 part time students in attendance at Winthrop. Winthrop does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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South Carolina State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. South Carolina State University is a small public school located in the distant town of Orangeburg.

There are approximately 915 students at South Carolina State University that take at least one class online. 620 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Francis Marion University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Florence, Francis Marion University is a public college with a small student population.

About 8.4% of Francis Marion University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 455 students at Francis Marion University that take at least one class online. 887 students are 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
North Carolina 4,042
Tennessee 1,764
West Virginia 629
Alabama 1,964
Louisiana 1,577
Kentucky 1,219
Arkansas 906

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,732
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 404
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 260
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 180
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 68

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,178
Computer & Information Sciences 1,387
Engineering Technologies 683
Physical Sciences 518
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 462

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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