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

3 Colleges
361 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,987 Avg Cost*

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

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South DakotaOut of the majors we analyze each year, biological and biomedical sciences was ranked 5th in South Dakota. In fact, 361 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% 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 South Dakota ranking analyzed 3 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.

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As a non-traditional student, you have a lot to consider when it comes to choosing an education. That's why we've developed rankings specifically for you. Check out more major-related rankings here..

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

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.

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

South Dakota State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in South Dakota that are best for non-traditional biological and biomedical sciences students. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. South Dakota State also made our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. There are approximately 2,992 students at South Dakota State that take at least one class online. 3,377 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best biological and biomedical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Vermillion, USD is a public college with a medium-sized student population. USD not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota list.

The student loan default rate at USD is lower than is typical, just 4.8% of students default in three years. 2,890 students at USD are exclusively online. About 3,814 of the students at USD are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Sioux Falls, Augustana Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Augustana Sioux Falls, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in South Dakota ranking.

The student loan default rate at Augustana Sioux Falls is lower than is typical, just 0.4% of students default in three years. There are roughly 379 part time students in attendance at Augustana Sioux Falls. 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 Schools 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
Iowa 1,425
Nebraska 916
North Dakota 325

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 365
Biotechnology 30
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 25
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 18
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 644
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 609
Computer & Information Sciences 568
Engineering Technologies 278
Physical Sciences 115

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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