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Biomedical Engineering Schools in California

There are 15 California schools offering biomedical engineering programs. In 2010, 963 students graduated from programs at California biomedical engineering schools. 582 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 229 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 887 students graduate from biomedical engineering programs in California every year. This accounts for close to 17% of biomedical engineering students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 25 students graduated with biomedical engineering certificates, 582 with a bachelor's level degree, 229 with a master's level degree, and 127 with a doctorate level degree.

15 biomedical engineering schools are in California. And out of these, while four schools are private, 11 schools are public. While tuition at a private biomedical engineering school varies from $34,100 to $40,172, tuition at a public biomedical engineering school varies from $5,206 to $11,958.

Average tuition for biomedical engineering programs is $16,592. The lowest tuition in this western state, which is $5,206 every year, is at San Diego State University, while the highest tuition for biomedical engineering programs, which is $40,172 each year, is at Stanford University.

California schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing biomedical engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 887 students graduate from biomedical engineering programs in California every year. This accounts for close to 17% of biomedical engineering students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 25 students graduated with biomedical engineering certificates, 582 with a bachelor's level degree, 229 with a master's level degree, and 127 with a doctorate level degree.

Biomedical Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 24
  • Certificate 2007: 16
  • Certificate 2008: 26
  • Certificate 2009: 23
  • Certificate 2010: 25
  • Bachelor 2006: 415
  • Bachelor 2007: 453
  • Bachelor 2008: 455
  • Bachelor 2009: 526
  • Bachelor 2010: 582
  • Master 2006: 238
  • Master 2007: 240
  • Master 2008: 231
  • Master 2009: 229
  • Master 2010: 229
  • Doctorate 2006: 77
  • Doctorate 2007: 87
  • Doctorate 2008: 99
  • Doctorate 2009: 102
  • Doctorate 2010: 127

Biomedical Engineering Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 32 biomedical engineering programs. Of these programs, close to 37.5% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Biomedical Engineering Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 12
  • Master: 10
  • Doctorate: 9

Career Trends

Biomedical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Biomedical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Biomedical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 63610
  • 25th Percentile: 75980
  • Median: 92030
  • 75th Percentile: 112630
  • 90th Percentile: 135470

Career Trends

Biomedical Engineers — Employment Trend

Biomedical Engineers — Employment Trend

Biomedical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 84820
  • Median Salary 2007: 89730
  • Median Salary 2008: 90050
  • Median Salary 2009: 89170
  • Median Salary 2010: 92030
  • Total Employed 2006: 3070
  • Total Employed 2007: 3160
  • Total Employed 2008: 3510
  • Total Employed 2009: 2990
  • Total Employed 2010: 3820

California vs National Biomedical Engineering Employment

California vs National Biomedical Engineering Employment

  • Employed in California: 25.000% (3820)

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1. California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-6811

California Institute of Technology offers three programs in biomedical engineering. Specifically, this university offers one biomedical engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students, one master's level biomedical engineering degree, and one doctorate level degree in biomedical engineering. This university, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Pasadena, CA. It is a 4-year research institution. This university is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in biomedical engineering.

2. The University of California - San Francisco

500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143-0244
(415) 476-9000

The University of California-San Francisco is 2.4 miles from the center of the city and UCSF offers one program in biomedical engineering. UCSF is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in biomedical engineering.

3. The University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
(209) 946-2011

The University of the Pacific, which is 1.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Stockton, CA and UOP offers one biomedical engineering program. This school is a 4-year institution.

4. The University of California - Merced

5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343-5603
(209) 228-4400

The University of California-Merced, which is only a few miles from Merced, is in a rural setting. It offers two biomedical engineering programs. More specifically, this public university offers students one bachelor's level biomedical engineering degree and one master's level biomedical engineering degree. 4,381 students pursue degrees in 33 UC Merced programs, overall.

5. The University of California - Berkeley

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

The University of California-Berkeley is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. Berkeley offers two biomedical engineering programs. Out of those, this large university offers one bachelor's level biomedical engineering degree to students and one doctorate level biomedical engineering degree. Overall, 35,833 students seek degrees in 259 programs at this university. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering programs.

6. The University of California - Irvine

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5011

The University of California-Irvine is near the center of the city. UC Irvine offers three biomedical engineering programs. Specifically, UC Irvine offers students one biomedical engineering degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level degree in biomedical engineering, and one degree at the doctorate level in biomedical engineering. This university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. This university ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

7. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis offers three biomedical engineering programs. Specifically, Davis offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in biomedical engineering, one biomedical engineering degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in biomedical engineering. This public university is in the suburbs of Davis, California. Overall, 31,392 students seek degrees in 247 programs at this university. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering in terms of programs.

8. The University of California - Santa Cruz

1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
(831) 459-0111

The University of California-Santa Cruz is near the heart of downtown and UC Santa Cruz offers one biomedical engineering program. 17,187 students seek degrees in 104 UC Santa Cruz programs, overall. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering.

9. Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000

Santa Clara University is near the heart of downtown and Santa Clara offers one program in biomedical engineering. This research university is one of 28 research universities in California. Santa Clara ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

10. The University of California - San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-2230

The University of California-San Diego, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in La Jolla, CA. It offers four programs in biomedical engineering. Of those, students are offered one biomedical engineering certificate by this public university, one degree at the bachelor's level in biomedical engineering, one master's level biomedical engineering degree, and one doctorate level degree in biomedical engineering. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

11. The University of California - Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-4321

The University of California-Los Angeles offers two programs in biomedical engineering. Out of those, this university offers students one master's level biomedical engineering degree and one doctorate level degree in biomedical engineering. This university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering.

12. Stanford University

Stanford University 295 Galvez St
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

Stanford University is located in the suburbs of Stanford, California. It offers two biomedical engineering programs. More specifically, Stanford offers students one master's level degree in biomedical engineering and one doctorate level degree in biomedical engineering. Overall, 19,535 students seek degrees in 247 programs at this research university. This university is the second largest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering in terms of programs.

13. The University of California - Riverside

900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012

The University of California-Riverside offers one program in biomedical engineering and it is 4.1 miles from the center of the city. UCR is one of 28 research universities in California. This university ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

14. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California. This university offers two programs in biomedical engineering. Specifically, it offers one biomedical engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level degree in biomedical engineering. Overall, 18,360 students pursue degrees in 90 Cal Poly programs. Cal Poly is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering in terms of programs.

15. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University is near the center of the city and this university offers one biomedical engineering program. It is one of 28 research universities in California. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering biomedical engineering programs.