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

13 Colleges
2,200 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,111 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MissouriOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 5th in Missouri. In fact, 2,200 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 126,493 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.7% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Missouri ranking analyzed 13 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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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Missouri

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

Top 10 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Missouri - Columbia tops the 2021 list of our schools in Missouri that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population. Mizzou not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri list.

About 4.1% of Mizzou students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,407 students at Mizzou that take at least one class online. About 4,578 of the students at Mizzou are attending part time. Mizzou does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Kansas City. UMKC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Kansas City. UMKC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.8%. Approximately 4,095 students take at least one class online at UMKC. About 6,849 of the students at UMKC are attending part time. UMKC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Missouri - St Louis landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public school with a large student population. UMSL did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri list.

About 6.2% of UMSL students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,758 students at UMSL that take at least one class online. 10,040 of UMSL students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Northwest Missouri State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Northwest also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.9%. There are approximately 1,516 students at Northwest that take at least one class online. 1,477 of Northwest students are attending part time. Northwest does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,736 students take at least one class online at Lindenwood University. About 2,095 of the students at Lindenwood University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Missouri Western State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Missouri Western is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Saint Joseph.

Approximately 1,682 students take at least one class online at Missouri Western. 1,996 of Missouri Western students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Missouri State University - Springfield. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Missouri State, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. There are approximately 6,703 students at Missouri State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,188 part time students in attendance at Missouri State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Central Missouri comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. UCM is a large public school located in the distant town of Warrensburg.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. There are approximately 3,195 students at UCM that take at least one class online. 3,478 students are part time. UCM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Truman State University. Located in the remote town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Truman State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. 467 students at Truman State are exclusively online. 829 of Truman State students are attending part time. Truman State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. SLU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Louis. SLU also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Missouri list, coming in at #2.

About 2.5% of SLU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,113 of SLU students are exclusively distance learners. 3,918 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 2,564
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 2,078
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 216
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 106
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 99
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 60

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Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,229
Computer & Information Sciences 3,024
Engineering Technologies 1,159
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 978
Physical Sciences 875

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 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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