PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 77 Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering programs


Range of Rankings
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8-38

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 77 Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering programs


Range of Rankings
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10-33

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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769

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$22,872
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$2,822
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
NA

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$22,872
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$2,822
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
NA

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$70

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$13,310
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$3,443

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$10,241
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$4,404

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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15%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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37%
FELLOWSHIP
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13%
TRAINEESHIP
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7%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
75%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
3%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
26%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
1%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
29%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
13%
SELF SUPPORT
26%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Biomedical Engineering doctorate recipients from University of California-Los Angeles


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
0%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
27%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
73%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Biomedical Engineering doctorate recipients from University of California-Los Angeles


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

5.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

60%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
82%
Negotiating with specific organizations
6%*
Still seeking
12%*
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
52%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
8%*
Private sector
41%*
Government
0%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
94%*
Teaching
0%*
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
6%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
100%*
Outside the United States
0%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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13

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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NO

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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NO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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NO

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 77 Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering programs


Range of Rankings
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4-25

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.4
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.1

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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93%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.5

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 77 Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering programs


Range of Rankings
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51-67

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
15%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
4%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
70%
FEMALE
30%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
74%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
26%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
40%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
1%
WHITE
25%
HISPANIC
4%
UNKNOWN
3%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
100%
PART TIME
0%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
52%
FEMALE
48%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
82%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
18%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
20%
WHITE
41%
HISPANIC / LATINO
9%
UNKNOWN
26%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
97%
PART TIME
3%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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64
Interdisciplinary faculty
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25%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
117
First year
39

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.4

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Biomedical Engineering degrees from University of California-Los Angeles


Master's degrees/year

29.8

Doctoral degrees/year

15.4

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(310) 825-4321 ext. 4321


Location

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Biomedical Engineering degree recipients from University of California-Los Angeles and may include graduates from more than one program.