We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a biomedical engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,934 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

42% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,311 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

56% above average compared to other degrees

$ 48,340 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

49% above average compared to other degrees

What do biomedical engineering graduates earn?

Biomedical engineering students make an average of $62,867 per year after graduation. This is 6% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

17% of biomedical engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 62,867 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 56% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

17% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular biomedical engineering schools in the US

There are 312 schools in the US that offer a biomedical engineering degree. The biomedical engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in biomedical engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259

Top US schools for a biomedical engineering degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering biomedical engineering degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology7%$49,892
California Institute of Technology8%$49,908
Brown University8%$53,419
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Duke University10%$53,500

Cheapest US schools for a biomedical engineering degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a biomedical engineering degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
East Mississippi Community College$3,240
McLennan Community College$3,990
Portland Community College$4,088
Bunker Hill Community College$4,224
Florida Atlantic University$4,831
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry$4,848
Anoka-Ramsey Community College$5,059
Florida State University$5,656
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University$5,785
Florida Gulf Coast University$6,118


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