With an overall population of 24,927 and a student population of 6,342, approximately 6,342 of Ridgecrest students attend one of Ridgecrest's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Ridgecrest, by student population, is Cerro Coso Community College. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Engineering program at Cerro Coso Community College.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Ridgecrest in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $624 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,460 for engineering related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Ridgecrest, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 11,300 engineers in California, 710 were working in the greater Ridgecrest area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Ridgecrest will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Ridgecrest, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,150 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.