Biomedical Engineering Programs Reporting 50% or More Women in the 2007 Graduating Class

The Biomedical Engineering programs attract a higher proportion of women than any other engineering program.  I thought it would be interesting to show just how high the proportion is in some programs.  I am not aware of any explanation.  My guess is that the opportunity to contribute to the health of the community may be an important motivating factor.   People who work in the healthcare field are typically attracted to the prospect of helping patients in need.   Biomedical Engineering positions hold the promise of working on projects that will positively impact the lives of many patients if they proceed to commercialization.

School Total Graduates % Female
Florida International University 25 64%
Bucknell University 13 62%
Oregon State University 17 59%
Illinois Institute of Technology 26 58%
Virginia Commonwealth University 28 57%
Texas A & M University 45 56%
Purdue University-Main Campus 22 55%
Tufts University 48 54%
Saint Louis University-Main Campus 17 53%
Brown University 16 50%
University of Toledo-Main Campus 28 50%
Western New England College 8 50%

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