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2021 Best Biomedical Engineering Graduate Schools for a Master's Degree

By the GradReports team | Updated 5/21/2021

We ranked the best 20 graduate schools for a master's in biomedical engineering based on alumni starting salaries. The top school is Tufts University, with program alumni earning a median salary of $88,880 in their first year after graduation. San Jose State University ranks #2 with a median salary of $87,600. It is also the most affordable school on the list, with an annual tuition of $18,734. Santa Clara University has the next highest median salary, at $18,130.

All tuition rates, alumni salaries, and median student debt were collected from the U.S. Department of Education. For more information on how we rank schools or the data we use, please see our methodology page.

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Salary and debt data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Salary and debt data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Medford (MA) Medford (MA) $52,192 $88,880
#2 #2 San Jose (CA) San Jose (CA) $18,734 $87,600
#3 #3 Santa Clara (CA) Santa Clara (CA) $24,144 $86,130
#4 #4 Providence (RI) Providence (RI) $55,332 $84,650
#5 #5 La Jolla (CA) La Jolla (CA) $28,499 $82,440
#6 #6 Storrs (CT) Storrs (CT) $39,272 $79,690
#7 #7 San Luis Obispo (CA) San Luis Obispo (CA) $20,754 $79,470
#8 #8 Baltimore (MD) Baltimore (MD) $55,816 $78,970
#9 #9 Pittsburgh (PA) Pittsburgh (PA) $39,586 $77,300
#10 #10 Atlanta (GA) Atlanta (GA) $30,578 $77,090
#11 #11 Los Angeles (CA) Los Angeles (CA) $45,561 $76,460
#12 #12 Durham (NC) Durham (NC) $54,712 $76,460
#13 #13 Newark (NJ) Newark (NJ) $33,102 $74,850
#14 #14 Coral Gables (FL) Coral Gables (FL) $37,624 $74,580
#15 #15 Hoboken (NJ) Hoboken (NJ) $37,250 $73,950
#16 #16 Ithaca (NY) Ithaca (NY) $29,584 $73,230
#17 #17 Boston (MA) Boston (MA) $53,572 $72,610
#18 #18 Philadelphia (PA) Philadelphia (PA) $34,995 $72,130
#19 #19 Ann Arbor (MI) Ann Arbor (MI) $47,006 $72,020
#20 #20 Cleveland (OH) Cleveland (OH) $45,204 $70,010