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Engineering: Biomedical and Bioengineering Focus

Katie Schenk - September 27, 2017

Chemical Engineering

Wow! Biomedical engineering jobs are growing rapidly in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the estimated job growth between 2014 and 2024 is a whopping 23 percent - much faster than the average. 

The 2016 salary average for all biomedical engineers in the US is $85,620 annually. Keep in mind that's across all degrees and industries. 

And, there is a definite difference when it comes to the starting salaries for those with a master's degree - compared to bachelors-only degree holders. CareerTrend.com reports a bachelors salary range at $45,000 to $65,000. Those with a master's should expect to start with something between $48,000 and $70,000. And the ceiling climbs to $134,150 for engineers with advanced degrees.

Sounds good, right? Maybe it's time you began looking for the best engineering programmes to kickstart your career. You can do that here - oh, and we've thrown in plenty of firms that participate in on-campus recruiting so you can get a jump on that too.

Quick view: Top US biomedical and bioengineering programmes

Universities: US West

Arizona State University - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Tempe, Arizona
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 42
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 48
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $51,411
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Stanford University - Stanford School of Engineering
Stanford (San Francisco), California
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 2
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 3
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $84,726
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Texas A&M University - Dwight Look College of Engineering

College Station, Texas

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 11
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 39
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $39,959
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of California—​Berkeley - School of Engineering
Berkely (San Francisco), California
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 3
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 6
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $61,102
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

University of California—​Davis - College of Engineering

Davis (Sacramento), California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 34
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 24
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $51,005
University of California—​Irvine - Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Irvine (Los Angeles), California
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 37
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 34
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $47,837
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Los Angeles, California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 16
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 30
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $59,302
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of California—​San Diego - Jacobs School of Engineering
San Diego, California
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 13
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 3
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $56,934
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering
Los Angeles, California
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 11
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 28
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $60,387
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Texas—​Austin - Cockrell School of Engineering
Austin, Texas
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 9
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 18
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $37,274
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Washington - College of Engineering
Seattle, Washington
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 25
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 10
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $51,321
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Universities: US Northeast

Boston University - College of Engineering
Boston, Massachusetts
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 34
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 12
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $70,861
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Carnegie Mellon University - College of Engineering
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 5
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 30
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $68,915
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Columbia University - The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
New York, New York
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 13
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 12
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $79,890
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Ithaca, New York

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 13
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 17
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $55,280
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Johns Hopkins University - Whiting School of Engineering
Baltimore, Maryland
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 19
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 1
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $70,915
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - School of Engineering
Cambridge (Boston), Massachusetts
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 1
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 1
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $82,750
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
New York University - Tandon School of Engineering
New York, New York
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 45
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: not ranked
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $58,491
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Northeastern University - College of Engineering
Boston, Massachusetts
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 39
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 48
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $42,666

University Park, Pennsylvania

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 32
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 36
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $55,000
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - School of Engineering
Troy, New York
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 39
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 34
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $70,719
University of Maryland—​College Park - A. James Clark School of Engineering
College Park (Washington DC), Maryland
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 24
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 36
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $47,054
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 19
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 8
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $70,240
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Pittsburgh - Swanson School of Engineering
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 42
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 12
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $50,435
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Rochester - Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Rochester, New York
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 45
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 43
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $70,108
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Yale University - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New Haven, Connecticut 
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 38
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 30
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $63,762

Universities: US South

Duke University - Pratt School of Engineering
Durham, North Carolina
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 29
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 6
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $75,382
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Georgia Institute of Technology - College of Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 7
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 3
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $58,248
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 25
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: not ranked
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $44,510
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Rice University - George R. Brown School of Engineering
Houston, Texas
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 29
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 9
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $65,763
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Gainesville, Florida

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 42
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 36
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $47,284
University of Virginia - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Charlottesville, Virginia
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 39
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 28
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $48,901
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Vanderbilt University - School of Engineering
Nashville, Tennessee
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 36
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 25
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $66,732
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Virginia Tech - College of Engineering

Blacksburg, Virginia

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 27
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: not ranked
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $43,220
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

 Universities: US Midwest

Case Western Reserve University - Case School of Engineering
Cleveland, Ohio
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 50
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 18
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $62,704

Northwestern University - Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering

Evanston (Chicago), Illinois

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 19
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 12
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $73,014
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Ohio State University - College of Engineering

Columbus, Ohio

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 31
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 39
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $52,196
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Purdue University - College of Engineering

West Lafayette, Indiana

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 8
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 25
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $43,118
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign - College of Engineering

Urbana, Illinois

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 9
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 22
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $56,984
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor - College of Engineering
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 5
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 10
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $68,144
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities - College of Science and Engineering
Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 27
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 20
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $43,006
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Madison, Wisconsin

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 18
  • USNWR biomedical and bioengineering department rank: 22
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $44,369
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Universities offering ME degrees

Universities offering spring admissions

Quick view: Top biomedical and bioengineering masters recruiters


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