Education Portal is now Study.com! We still offer the same great content and features, with more added every day, just under a new name. Learn more x

List of Top Bioengineering Schools and Universities

Learn about the best schools that offer degree programs in bioengineering. Find out about program options, school recognitions and courses used to rank these schools.

View 2 Popular Schools »

Bioengineering School Overviews

Universities with strong bioengineering programs can be found all over the United States, but the two best nationally ranked universities are on opposite sides of the country. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore offers undergraduate and graduate program options in bioengineering, and the bioengineering Ph.D. program is a collaboration between its top-rated medicine and engineering schools. University of California - San Diego offers undergraduate and graduate bioengineering programs.

1. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University was ranked as having the top bioengineering program in 2014 and was named the 12th best national university for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. The Whiting School of Engineering at John Hopkins University offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biomedical Engineering with four areas of focus, including systems, cellular and tissue engineering, nanotechnology and computational biology.

The 2-year Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Biomedical Engineering program focuses on medicine and engineering, and is designed for those planning to pursue medicine, research and development or doctoral study. The 1-year MSE in Bioengineering Innovation and Design program is for those interested in the clinical, business and technical sides of healthcare innovation.

Students earning the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Engineering can specialize in cell and tissue engineering, bioinformatics, computational modeling, molecular and cell systems, medical imaging, systems neuroscience and cardiovascular systems. Ph.D. students are able to enroll in the School of Medicine during the first year of the program and take coursework in molecules and cells, physiology, neuroscience, human anatomy and immunology.

2. University of California - San Diego

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of California - San Diego third among bioengineering programs and 9th among top public schools in 2014. This university's Jacobs School of Engineering offers a B.S. in Bioengineering that focuses on biotransportation, bioinstrumentation, bioelectricity, biomechanics, biomaterials and organ physiology.

Students studying for the M.S. in Bioengineering combine coursework with original research; graduates often go on to pursue doctoral study. A Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioengineering is available for those interested in studying the design, development, manufacturing and management of systems or products in the medical industry. The Ph.D. in Bioengineering is typically a 5-year degree program where students take classes and perform research in areas such as genomics, bionanotechnology, bioelectronics and fluid mechanics.

Good Schools for Bioengineering

College/University Name Distinction Location
Boston University The university offers the Coulter Translational Partnership (CTP) program to further collaboration between biomedical engineers and clinicians. Boston, MA
Georgia Institute of Technology U.S. News & World Report ranked GIT #2 among schools with top bioengineering programs in 2014. Atlanta, GA
Johns Hopkins University John Hopkins ranked #27 on U.S. News & World Report's overall list of best graduate engineering schools. Baltimore, MD
University of California - Berkeley UCB tied for seventh place ranking on U.S. News & World Report's 2014 list of best schools with bioengineering programs. Berkeley, CA
University of California - San Diego Students have access to the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, the Center for Molecular Genetics and the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials.La Jolla, CA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor According to U-M, the university has awarded more bioengineering graduate degrees than any other bioengineering department in the country. Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania In 2011, Penn Engineering had access to $9.83 million in research expenditures. Philadelphia, PA
University of Texas at Austin The American Society of Engineering Education ranked UT-Austin's biomedical engineering department as one of the top five largest in the country in 2010. Austin, TX
University of Virginia The National Research Council ranked UVa's bioengineering doctoral program #11 in the nation. Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington - Seattle Campus Members of the bioengineering faculty include 15 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellows and 6 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Seattle, WA
Show me popular schools

Related to List of Top Bioengineering Schools and Universities

  • Related
  • Recently Updated
  • Popular
Medical Bioengineering Education and Training Program Information

Learn about medical bioengineering degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Read on to explore the...

Foreign Enrollment Slows at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a study indicating that the enrollment of international students at...

Grade Inflation at U.S. Colleges and Universities

A recent study by professors Stuart Rojstaczer (Duke University) and Christopher Healy (Furman University) shows a steadily...

Halloween in Schools: 19% of Survey Respondents Disapprove

Should Halloween celebrations be allowed in public schools? Should the celebration be known as 'Halloween' or a 'Fall...

MRSA Outbreak Threatens U.S. Schools

Popular Schools

Other Schools:

  • School locations:
    • Florida (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Florida include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Nuclear Engineering
      • Ocean Engineering
      • Surveying
      • Systems Engineering
  • School locations:
    • New York (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Cornell University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Coursework
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Engineering Physics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Nuclear Engineering
      • Systems Engineering
  • School locations:
    • Georgia (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Georgia include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Math
      • Textile Technologies
  • School locations:
    • Michigan (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Michigan State University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Coursework
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
  • School locations:
    • Iowa (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Iowa State University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Systems Engineering
  • School locations:
    • Tennessee (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at The University of Tennessee include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Nuclear Engineering
      • Plastics Engineering
  • School locations:
    • Arizona (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Arizona include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Engineering Physics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Geological Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Mining Engineering
      • Systems Engineering
  • School locations:
    • Kentucky (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Kentucky include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Manufacturing Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Mining Engineering

Popular Schools

Avg. Wages For Related Jobs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics