Irvine has a total population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,470. Of these students, 27,142 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Irvine, by student population, is University of California-Irvine. In 2010, approximately 160 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of California-Irvine.
A total of 565 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Irvine in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Irvine's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,828 per year in instate tuition and $47,497 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,645 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Irvine. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board at Irvine-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Irvine, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 41,800 engineers in California. Of these engineers, 4,340 were working in the greater Irvine area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Irvine. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Irvine is $91,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.