Biomedical Engineering

2022 Best Biomedical Engineering Schools

194 Colleges in the United States
12,198 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded
$58,234 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in biomedical engineering is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #75 out of 368 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 194 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Biomedical Engineering Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 12,198 degrees in biomedical engineering to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Biomedical Engineering School

Best Biomedical Engineering Schools Your choice of biomedical engineering school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for biomedical engineering schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Biomedical Engineering Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Biomedical Engineering Schools list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Biomedical Engineering in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the bio engineering degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Bio Engineering

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In CA

University of California - San Francisco is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in biomedical engineering. UCSF is a small public university located in the large city of San Francisco.

There were approximately 28 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UCSF in the most recent data year.

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#2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In CA
86 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in biomedical engineering has to check out Stanford University. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 86 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
76 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in biomedical engineering. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were approximately 76 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Biomedical Engineering degree recipients from Massachusetts Institute of Technology get an earnings boost of about $4,366 above the typical income of biomedical engineering majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
94 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Washington University in St Louis is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. This university ranks 1st out of 55 schools for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were roughly 94 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#5

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
185 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 185 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Those biomedical engineering students who get their degree from Duke University receive $8,432 more than the standard bio engineering student.

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#6

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NH

Located in the town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were about 8 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In TX
65 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 65 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
277 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 277 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Biomedical Engineering degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University get an earnings boost of approximately $16,832 above the average income of biomedical engineering graduates.

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#9

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
45 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Providence. This university ranks 1st out of 10 schools for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were about 45 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
117 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 117 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biomedical engineering degree program at Northwestern University earn $5,966 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
347 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta. This school ranks 1st out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 347 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biomedical engineering degree program at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus make $5,266 above the standard graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#12

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
97 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 97 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Those biomedical engineering students who get their degree from University of Pennsylvania earn $16,066 more than the average bio engineering graduate.

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#13

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
144 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 144 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Biomedical Engineering degree recipients from Cornell University earn a boost of around $8,466 above the average income of biomedical engineering graduates.

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#14

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
59 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 59 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In CA

Located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena, Caltech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #17 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Caltech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 22 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Caltech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In IN

Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were about 8 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
173 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Austin. This university ranks 2nd out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 173 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
60 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were approximately 60 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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#19

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In PA
62 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Bethlehem. This university ranks 7th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 62 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Lehigh in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY
155 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. This university ranks 2nd out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 155 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#21

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In MA

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 26 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available.

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#22

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
230 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 230 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the biomedical engineering major at Boston University get $3,216 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
116 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 9th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 116 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Those biomedical engineering students who get their degree from University of Southern California receive $10,616 more than the standard bio engineering graduate.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
43 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Terre Haute.

There were approximately 43 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology in the most recent data year. Those biomedical engineering students who get their degree from Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology earn $6,066 more than the typical bio engineering graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
121 Bio Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 8th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 121 biomedical engineering students who graduated with this degree at RPI in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the biomedical engineering major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute make $8,266 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top Best Biomedical Engineering Schools

#27

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Biomedical Engineering Schools award.

Rank College Location
30 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
31 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
32 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
33 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
34 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
35 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
36 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
37 Great Bay Community College Portsmouth, NH
38 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA

Biomedical Engineering by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 40 majors within the Engineering area of study, Biomedical Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Bio Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,427
Electrical Engineering 30,359
Civil Engineering 21,469
Computer Engineering 16,693
Chemical Engineering 13,575
General Engineering 11,110
Industrial Engineering 9,063
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 7,535
Materials Engineering 3,398
Systems Engineering 3,007

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to UC Davis College of Engineering.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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