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2023 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Students

There are about 21,879 students enrolled in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering in the USA.

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College is a fabulously formative time of one's life; it is an opportunity for personal progress and evolution. Undergraduates continue to figure out their values and learn many of the indispensable skills to become a successful member of society. But learning is deeper than what one learns in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the life lesson gained from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different way of thinking. Therefore, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time in university.

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 49% of the nation's Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering majors are white students, followed by asian students (21%), students of other races**(19%), and latino students (9%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Houston located in Houston, TX.

In addition, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering is diverse with respect to sex, with 46% of students majoring in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

Another important type of diversity is class diversity. Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering is around average for financial diversity (57th percentile). 31% of its students come from high income households, 16% are from households with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 24% grew up in homes that bring in under $30,000 a year. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Ivy League is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 21%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 9%

  • White: 49%

  • Other: 19%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 54%

  • Female: 46%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 31%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 66%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 8%

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