RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Best College Values is a website that releases monthly rankings of both online and residential academic programs of study. These rankings, along with other resources provided on the website, highlight programs that balance affordability, reputation, and return on investment. The goal of Best College Values is to guide prospective students toward programs that will enable them to receive the best value for their tuition dollars.
This month the site has released a ranking of 10 Best Online Master's Degrees in Biomedical and Bioengineering (http://www.bestcollegevalues.com/rankings/online/best-online-masters-biomedical-bioengineering/). The ranking produced a list of ten regionally accredited colleges and universities which offer high quality online programs for earning a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in engineering sub-disciplines.
The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, placed first in this ranking. The University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, placed second and third, respectively.
Other colleges and universities that made the ranking are listed below in alphabetical order.
Case Western Reserve University—Cleveland, Ohio
Colorado State University—Fort Collins, Colorado
Columbia University—New York City, New York
Purdue University—West Lafayette, Indiana
Rutgers University—New Brunswick, New Jersey
University of Southern California—Los Angeles, California
Villanova University—Radnor, Pennsylvania
Biomedical engineering is an evolving discipline that is on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary collaboration between engineers, physicians, and scientists who share the common goal of developing solutions to some of the most complex medical and biological problems. Brett Gershon, site editor at Best College Values, says, "The field of healthcare is evolving at a rapid pace toward the use of more technological approaches to diagnosis, personalized and regenerative medicine, and the extensive use of information technology. For this reason, biomedical engineering is steadily becoming the world's largest industrial sector." Gershon goes onto say that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a twenty-three percent growth curve in biomedical and bioengineering jobs between 2014 and 2024. Professionals with a Master's degree in the field will be in a position to step into high level career paths that will come in the wake of this rapid growth. This ranking draws attention to the kinds of degree programs that will prepare professionals who are interested in advancing their careers along this trajectory. The fact that they are all online as well makes them a convenient option for individuals who are already in the workforce to acquire the specialized training necessary to move into these more advanced positions.
BestCollegeValues.com is an online resource for prospective college students seeking an education worth its cost. Best College Values strives to provide the most comprehensive and rigorously researched set of online resources on the intersections of college affordability, educational quality, and educational outcomes so that individuals pursuing higher education can find the best college at the best price.
Editor, Best College Values
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