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

5 Colleges
1,425 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,474 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IowaIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 1,425 bachelor's degrees from an Iowa school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.1% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Iowa ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality biological and biomedical sciences programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the biological and biomedical sciences program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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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.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Iowa State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Iowa State also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Iowa list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. Approximately 6,215 students take at least one class online at Iowa State. There are roughly 3,779 part time students in attendance at Iowa State. Iowa State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

Our rankings recognize University of Iowa as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City. Iowa also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Iowa rankings.

About 2.5% of Iowa students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 12,073 students at Iowa that take at least one class online. About 5,224 of the students at Iowa are attending part time. Iowa does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

Morningside College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Morningside is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Sioux City.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. 1,457 of Morningside students are attending part time. Morningside does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

Our rankings recognize University of Northern Iowa as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNI, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Iowa ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. There are approximately 2,118 students at UNI that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,923 part time students in attendance at UNI. UNI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

Grand View University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Des Moines, Grand View University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

About 6.3% of Grand View University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 289 students at Grand View University that take at least one class online. 267 of Grand View 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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Best for Non-Traditional Students Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 2,187
Minnesota 2,564
Kansas 1,037
South Dakota 361
Nebraska 916
North Dakota 325

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 946
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 253
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 130
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 78
Genetics 72

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,678
Computer & Information Sciences 1,802
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 1,384
Engineering Technologies 741
Mathematics & Statistics 583

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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