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

14 Colleges
2,564 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,355 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MinnesotaIn 2018-2019, biological and biomedical sciences students earned 2,564 bachelor's degrees from a Minnesota school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% of all the biological and biomedical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Minnesota ranking, we looked at 14 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.

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

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

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities has taken the #1 spot in this year's biological and biomedical sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population. UMN Twin Cities not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Minnesota list.

About 2.2% of UMN Twin Cities students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 13,571 students take at least one class online at UMN Twin Cities. 10,971 students are part time. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Our rankings recognize Saint Cloud State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. St. Cloud State University is a large public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.6%. Approximately 3,478 students take at least one class online at St. Cloud State University. 5,416 students are part time. St. Cloud State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Winona State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Winona State is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Winona.

The student loan default rate at Winona State is lower than is typical, just 3.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,703 students at Winona State that take at least one class online. About 1,335 of the students at Winona State are attending part time. Winona State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Metropolitan State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Metro State is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

About 6.0% of Metro State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,235 students take at least one class online at Metro State. 4,679 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public college with a large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. There are approximately 1,853 students at UMN Duluth that take at least one class online. About 1,571 of the students at UMN Duluth are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Minnesota State University - Mankato as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Minnesota State Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the city of Mankato.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.5%. Approximately 4,986 students take at least one class online at Minnesota State Mankato. 3,207 of Minnesota State Mankato students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The College of Saint Scholastica landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Duluth, St. Scholastica is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

About 2.8% of St. Scholastica students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,150 students at St. Scholastica are exclusively online. About 917 of the students at St. Scholastica are attending part time. St. Scholastica does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bemidji State University. Bemidji State University is a small public school located in the remote town of Bemidji.

The student loan default rate at Bemidji State University is lower than is typical, just 4.6% of students default in three years. 1,371 students at Bemidji State University are exclusively online. 1,759 of Bemidji State 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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Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Our rankings recognize Hamline University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, Hamline is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. 437 students at Hamline are exclusively online. There are roughly 1,429 part time students in attendance at Hamline. Hamline does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Minnesota State University - Moorhead as the #10 school in this year's rankings. MSU Moorhead is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Moorhead.

The student loan default rate at MSU Moorhead is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,764 students at MSU Moorhead that take at least one class online. 1,779 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 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
Kansas 1,037
South Dakota 361
Iowa 1,425
Nebraska 916
North Dakota 325

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,625
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 357
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 313
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 180
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 152

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 3,374
Engineering 2,398
Physical Sciences 1,012
Mathematics & Statistics 976
Engineering Technologies 966

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 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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