Pennsylvania contains 104 schools that offer biomedical engineering programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking biomedical engineering school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 104 biomedical engineering schools in Pennsylvania, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Bryn Athyn College of the New Church as the lowest recorded at only $9,685/yr.
Biomedical Engineering students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 9,130 employed medical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $96,420. Biomedical engineers in this state earn $74,800/yr and there are 1,040 employed.
Also, within the biomedical engineering schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from biomedical engineering, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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