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September 30, 2010

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Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Bioengineering
37 65 24 63 14 54 37 62 26 51
Boston U.
Biomedical Engineering
7 28 13 43 18 54 40 62 2 9
California Institute of Technology
Bioengineering
1 3 1 1 21 60 69 73 2 12
Case Western Reserve U.
Biomedical Engineering
17 44 18 55 23 58 35 61 6 18
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Biomedical Engineering
16 45 10 43 18 59 1 4 46 66
Clemson U.
Bioengineering
30 63 27 67 9 56 33 58 29 52
Cleveland State U.
Engineering (Chemical and Applied Biomedical)
40 64 54 71 4 18 31 64 49 69
Columbia U.
Biomedical Engineering
10 41 4 30 52 70 16 44 21 40
Cornell U.
Biomedical Engineering
16 49 4 29 35 64 7 17 28 49
Drexel U.
Biomedical Engineering
35 62 38 69 70 72 8 19 27 61
Duke U.
Biomedical Engineering
4 22 5 30 11 46 31 57 3 12
Georgia Institute of Technology
Bioengineering
8 35 7 36 13 52 18 45 9 23
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory U.
Biomedical Engineering
10 33 13 48 4 17 10 38 19 38
Johns Hopkins U.
Biomedical Engineering
5 24 5 26 13 49 12 32 8 19
Marquette U.
Biomedical Engineering
60 71 43 70 13 44 71 73 53 69
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Biological Engineering, Health Science and Technology
3 17 2 11 73 74 48 65 1 5
Michigan State U.
Biosystems Engineering
52 69 56 72 13 51 6 14 53 69
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Biomedical Engineering
12 40 31 68 1 4 2 7 54 70
North-
western U.

Biomedical Engineering
11 38 11 43 19 56 26 56 10 21
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Biomedical Engineering
32 60 28 63 51 68 14 39 28 50
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
52 70 27 65 20 61 21 54 49 71
Oregon Health and Science U.
Biomedical Engineering
9 31 36 64 1 4 36 65 21 48
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Bioengineering
9 38 16 56 4 19 17 52 25 51
Purdue U. Main Campus
Biomedical Engineering
25 53 29 65 4 15 12 33 26 47
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biomedical Engineering
34 60 40 66 38 69 2 8 42 64
Rice U.
Bioengineering
4 21 4 27 5 20 33 60 6 20
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick and U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Piscataway
Biomedical Engineering
34 62 29 65 22 61 26 53 16 32
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Biomedical Engineering
11 42 8 38 4 26 31 60 34 62
Texas A&M U.
Biomedical Engineering
33 62 36 68 31 68 48 67 25 55
Thomas Jefferson U.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
6 33 9 46 1 3 39 67 25 56
Tulane U.
Biomedical Engineering
68 72 70 72 36 69 31 66 26 53
U. of Akron
Biomedical Engineering
74 74 73 74 72 74 18 53 73 74
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Biomedical Engineering
37 62 27 61 28 62 59 69 25 48
U. of Arizona
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
64 72 48 71 30 69 21 51 67 73
U. of Arizona
Biomedical Engineering
12 46 14 52 4 37 40 64 21 42
U. of California at Berkeley and at San Francisco
Bioengineering
1 6 2 17 8 34 14 39 2 8
U. of California at Davis
Biomedical Engineering
26 54 24 57 7 29 26 57 22 41
U. of California at Irvine
Biomedical Engineering
9 39 3 23 17 62 46 66 20 44
U. of California at Los Angeles
Biomedical Engineering
5 31 4 23 13 48 51 67 12 31
U. of California at San Diego
Bioengineering
1 4 2 8 14 51 59 70 1 2
U. of Connec-
ticut

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
36 64 25 62 31 65 18 43 40 60
U. of Florida
Biomedical Engineering
36 63 41 69 12 61 27 56 32 56
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering
57 71 34 69 4 31 45 66 58 72
U. of Idaho
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
43 67 35 70 15 51 67 72 58 71
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Bioengineering
27 59 12 49 15 57 25 54 26 55
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Agricultural Engineering
26 56 34 69 25 60 8 22 38 61
U. of Iowa
Biomedical Engineering
26 55 14 44 22 54 8 21 35 56
U. of Kentucky
Biomedical Engineering
26 60 22 59 50 71 17 49 51 68
U. of Maryland at College Park
Bioengineering
7 27 19 48 9 43 19 48 12 27
U. of Memphis
Biomedical Engineering
37 66 24 64 18 60 8 20 45 63
U. of Miami
Biomedical Engineering
24 55 36 68 4 30 2 8 50 69
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Biomedical Engineering
5 25 4 29 50 69 17 45 4 14
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Biomedical Engineering
27 56 25 59 25 56 47 68 17 34
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Biological Engineering
43 68 28 69 9 34 18 46 59 71
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biomedical Engineering
40 64 40 69 58 70 13 35 25 48
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Bioengineering
5 25 5 29 10 40 15 48 6 15
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Bioengineering
13 41 5 32 33 62 19 50 12 26
U. of Rochester
Biomedical Engineering
26 57 18 55 25 64 50 68 27 50
U. of Southern California
Biomedical Engineering
35 61 26 64 12 46 14 37 28 51
U. of Tennessee
Biosystems Engineering
48 69 42 71 38 63 16 52 69 73
U. of Texas at Austin
Biomedical Engineering
18 49 11 46 56 70 10 29 22 47
U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Biomedical Engineering
52 68 48 70 21 64 1 4 52 67
U. of Toledo
Bio-engineering
67 73 48 71 57 70 73 74 56 71
U. of Utah
Bioengineering
18 49 20 58 5 21 69 73 12 24
U. of Virginia
Biomedical Engineering
7 28 7 35 42 68 40 65 9 19
U. of Washing-
ton

Bioengineering
4 17 6 30 14 45 10 31 3 9
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Biological Systems Engineering
72 73 73 74 39 65 12 44 54 70
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Biomedical Engineering
16 43 7 36 9 35 11 29 26 49
Vanderbilt U.
Biomedical Engineering
25 56 20 61 15 53 58 70 15 28
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Biomedical Engineering
42 65 21 54 71 73 26 62 44 64
Virginia Tech
Biological Systems Engineering
33 65 27 68 17 62 4 9 43 63
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Biomedical Engineering
7 32 10 43 22 60 65 71 17 32
Wayne State U.
Biomedical Engineering
63 72 55 71 49 67 2 6 68 73
Yale U.
Biomedical Engineering
2 11 2 10 16 55 35 62 8 20
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.