Fullerton, CA (population: 133,165) has two biomedical engineering schools within its city limits. California State University-Fullerton, the highest ranked school in the city with a biomedical engineering program, has a total student population of 36,262. It is the 1022nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about biomedical engineering programs in Fullerton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biomedical engineering professors at California State University such as Andy Bazar, Maqsood Chaudhry, John Clymer, George Cohn, Stephen Coombes, and Mohinder Grewal.
Biomedical Engineering students from Fullerton schools who go on to become biomedical engineers, bioengineers, biophysicists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,760 people working as biomedical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $82,550. Also, Medical scientists make on average $84,760 per year and there are about 101,760 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,720 employed medical scientists earning an average salary of $81,600. Biomedical engineers in this area earn $87,770/yr and there are 460 employed.
Fullerton lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Fullerton are held by biomedical engineers, and 1/1000 are held by medical scientists.
Of the 2 biomedical engineering schools in Fullerton, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fullerton College comes out as the most expensive ($5,967/yr) for biomedical engineering students, with California State University-Fullerton as the lowest, reported at only $4,874/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fullerton|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||7.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||10.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||11.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||11.8 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||12.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||14.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||14.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||17.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||19.0 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||24.3 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||24.7 miles|