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States with biomedical engineering schools

How will your biomedical engineering education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your biomedical engineering education with biomedical engineering education around the nation. There are 331 traditional biomedical engineering schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have biomedical engineering programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California
  3. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In the US, 9,860 students graduated from biomedical engineering programs in 2010. Of these students, 283 received certifications in biomedical engineering, 6,494 received an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, and 3,083 received a graduate-level degree in biomedical engineering.


Students can pursue education in biomedical engineering at the following levels:

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

During the course of their biomedical engineering education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Engineering
  • Creative Thinking
  • Data Analysis
  • Chemistry
  • Biology


The average tuition at biomedical engineering schools around the nation was $26,022 per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following biomedical engineering schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The following biomedical engineering schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625

How will your biomedical engineering job compare?

A large number of biomedical engineering majors work as biomedical engineers after graduation. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 15,280 biomedical engineers working in the US. The largest numbers of biomedical engineers work in the following states:

  1. California - 3,820 Biomedical Engineers
  2. Massachusetts - 1,440 Biomedical Engineers
  3. Pennsylvania - 960 Biomedical Engineers

Projected Growth

The projected growth for biomedical engineers is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Nebraska - 90%
  2. Virginia - 87%
  3. California - 80%


Biomedical engineers in the US can make an average of $80,245 per year. However, the salary for a biomedical engineer can greatly vary based on factors such as your boss, location or your exact job description. Approximately 10 percent of biomedical engineers earn less than $32,320 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $166,240 per year. On average, a biomedical engineer earns the most in the following states:

  1. Alaska - $152,180 per year
  2. California - $95,450 per year
  3. Minnesota - $94,870 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for biomedical engineers are:

  1. Louisiana - $52,740 per year
  2. Missouri - $59,550 per year
  3. Indiana - $61,380 per year

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biomedical engineering?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Biomedical Engineers 15,280 $84,780 31.0%