Virginia contains 35 schools that offer biomedical engineering programs. Washington and Lee University, the highest-ranking biomedical engineering school in VA, has a total student population of 2,153 and is the 47th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 35 biomedical engineering schools in Virginia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hampden-Sydney College comes out as the most expensive ($26,295/yr), with Radford University as the lowest recorded at only $8,996/yr.
Biomedical Engineering students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 830 employed medical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $100,940. Biomedical engineers in this state earn $74,250/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the biomedical engineering schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biomedical engineering, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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