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Biomedical Engineering at George Washington University

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Biomedical Engineering at George Washington University

If you plan to study biomedical engineering, take a look at what George Washington University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017. In 2021, 39 bio engineering majors received their bachelor's degree from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Biomedical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Biomedical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bio Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Bio Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Bio Engineering

GWU Biomedical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks bio engineering programs across the country. The following shows how GWU performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The bio engineering major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Biomedical Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Biomedical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 33

In 2021, 18 students received their master’s degree in bio engineering from GWU. This makes it the #59 most popular school for bio engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in bio engineering, making the school the #105 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Bio Engineering Graduates from GWU Make?

The median salary of bio engineering students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $69,299. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 26% higher than the national average of $55,043 for all bio engineering bachelor's degree recipients.


Bio Engineering Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the bio engineering majors at George Washington University.

GWU Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 39 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in bio engineering from GWU in 2021, 26% were men and 74% were women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in bio engineering at GWU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in bio engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 22
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

GWU Biomedical Engineering Master’s Program

44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 18 bio engineering majors earned their master's degree from GWU. Of these graduates, 56% were men and 44% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in bio engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 4
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

GWU also has a doctoral program available in bio engineering. In 2021, 1 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Bio Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in bio engineering can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,360 $152,130
Biomedical Engineers 50 $80,320


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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