Costa Mesa has a general population of 108,724 and an overall student population of 27,906. Approximately 25,316 of Costa Mesa's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Costa Mesa, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Orange Coast College. In 2010, approximately 21 students graduated from the Engineering program at Orange Coast College.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Costa Mesa's engineering schools. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Costa Mesa was $686 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Costa Mesa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 41,800 engineers in California, 4,340 were working in the greater Costa Mesa area. The number of engineers in Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa is $91,300 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.