With an overall population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934, approximately 16,934 of Chico students attend one of Chico's schools that offer engineering programs.
California State University-Chico is the largest engineering school in Chico, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 63 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 156 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Chico's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Chico's engineering schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $31,320 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Chico, your job prospects are good. There were 41,800 engineers working in California and 130 working in the greater Chico area in 2010. Chico's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Chico, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,670 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.