Berkeley has a total population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428. Of these students, 35,830 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Berkeley, by student population, is University of California-Berkeley. In 2010, approximately 308 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of California-Berkeley.
A reported 952 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Berkeley in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Berkeley engineering schools was an average of $50,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,307 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Berkeley. And if you live on campus at one of the Berkeley-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Berkeley, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 41,800 engineers in California, 4,200 were working in the greater Berkeley area. The number of engineers in Berkeley is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Berkeley is $97,130 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.