Salt Lake City has a total population of 181,743 and a student population of 89,894. Of these students, 29,284 are enrolled in schools that offer biomedical engineering programs.
Salt Lake City's largest biomedical engineering school is University of Utah. In 2010, approximately 61 students graduated from the Biomedical Engineering program at University of Utah.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a biomedical engineering degree from one of Salt Lake City's biomedical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,455 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Salt Lake City biomedical engineering schools was an average of $31,845 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biomedical engineering program in Salt Lake City. And if you live on campus at one of the Salt Lake City-based biomedical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,743 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,712.
Many biomedical engineering graduates choose to work as biomedical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salt Lake City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 biomedical engineers in Utah were working in the greater Salt Lake City area. The number of biomedical engineers in Salt Lake City is expected to increase by 67% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biomedical engineers.
As a biomedical engineer in Salt Lake City, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,400 per year. This is the same as the average salary for biomedical engineers in the state.