Biomedical Engineering in Illinois

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Schools Offering Biomedical Engineering Programs in Illinois


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Illinois graduates receive degrees in biomedical engineering. That means an estimated 362 biomedical engineers graduate from Illinois' 12 biomedical engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a biomedical engineering program. It received a ranking of 7th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Northwestern University graduated 88 students from its biomedical engineering program. Students at Northwestern University paid $40,223 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a biomedical engineering program is Loyola University Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 52 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago biomedical engineering program. Students at Loyola University Chicago paid $32,114 per year in tuition fees.

University of Illinois at Chicago, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a biomedical engineering program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago graduated 64 students from its biomedical engineering programs. The tuition rate at University of Illinois at Chicago was $12,053 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois biomedical engineering school, average tuition will be $15,601 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,090 per year to $40,223 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois biomedical engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  2. Illinois Institute of Technology - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,442 per year
  3. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois biomedical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Joliet Junior College - located in Joliet, students are charged $3,090 per year
  2. South Suburban College - located in South Holland, students are charged $3,473 per year
  3. Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year

A biomedical engineering degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from biomedical engineering school in Illinois go on to work as a biomedical engineer. In 2010, there were 890 biomedical engineers working in Illinois. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of biomedical engineers are:

  1. Lake County
  2. Cook County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,070 biomedical engineers will be working in Illinois state. This would require the number of biomedical engineers to grow by 58%.

Salary

On average, a biomedical engineer earns a salary of $81,230 per year in Illinois state. In 2010, however, some Illinois biomedical engineers earned as little as less than $40,330 per year or as much as more than $118,870 per year. On average a biomedical engineer earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Lake County - $84,140 per year
  2. Cook County - $70,710 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for biomedical engineers:

  1. Cook County - $70,710 per year
  2. Lake County - $84,140 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in biomedical engineering in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as biochemistry or engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Biomedical Engineering in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Engineering in Illinois
  • Certificate in Biomedical Engineering in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
6,106 miles from location DeVry University-Illinois Chicago IL 25.269 88% 30,127
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,106 miles from location Northwestern University Evanston IL 92.7945 32% 19,853
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,103 miles from location Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago IL 69.9334 26% 7,707
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,122 miles from location Midwestern University Downers Grove IL 0.403237 n/a 2,052
6,122 miles from location National University of Health Sciences Lombard IL 2.25825 n/a 787
 

Curious what studying Biomedical Engineering gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Biomedical Engineers + 890 $81,230
 

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