#1 The Biomedical Engineering department has risen to the challenge of developing a Worlds Ahead program of research and education. A $5M endowment from the Coulter Foundation matched by $5M from the State of Florida helped launch the department in 2002.

As the department propels itself to the end of the first decade of existence it has already become a major educator of a diverse engineering work force with over 330 alumni and a 400+ enrollment.

A recently released report from the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program ranks the department of Biomedical Engineering FIRST in the entire State University System of Florida for providing BS, MS and PhD engineers for in-state employment.