With an overall population of 461,522 and a student population of 66,287, approximately 35,557 of Long Beach students attend one of Long Beach's schools that offer computer engineering programs.
California State University-Long Beach is the largest computer engineering school in Long Beach, based on student population. Approximately 84 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Long Beach with credentials in computer engineering.
In 2010, 86 students graduated with a computer engineering degree from one of Long Beach's computer engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Long Beach's computer engineering schools was $20,052 per year for instate students and $31,212 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer engineering program in Long Beach. And if you live on campus at one of the Long Beach-based computer engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,426.
After graduating with your credentials in computer engineering, if you decide to work as a computer engineer in Long Beach, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 17,500 computer engineers in California, 1,500 were working in the greater Long Beach area. The number of computer engineers in Long Beach is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.
As a computer engineer in Long Beach, you can expect to make an average salary of $115,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for computer engineers in the state.