Merced has a general population of 63,893 and an overall student population of 13,945. Approximately 3,414 of Merced's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
University of California-Merced is the largest computer engineering school in Merced, based on student population. In 2010, University of California-Merced graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in computer engineering.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in computer engineering from computer engineering schools in Merced in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,982 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Merced computer engineering schools was an average of $48,651 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,552 for computer engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Merced-based computer engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $12,248 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,112.
Many computer engineering graduates choose to work as computer engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Merced, your job prospects are good. The number of computer engineers in Merced is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.