With an overall population of 894,943 and a student population of 56,775, approximately 31,280 of San Jose students attend one of San Jose's schools that offer computer engineering programs.
San Jose's largest computer engineering school is San Jose State University. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 188 students from its computer engineering program.
A total of 306 students graduated with credentials in computer engineering from computer engineering schools in San Jose in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,336 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Jose computer engineering schools was an average of $32,496 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for computer engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board at San Jose-based computer engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
If you plan on staying in San Jose after graduating from computer engineering school, you should know that job prospects for computer engineers in San Jose, which is the most popular computer engineering profession, are good. In 2010, there were 17,500 computer engineers in California. Of these computer engineers, 7,990 were working in the greater San Jose area. The government projects that the number of computer engineers in San Jose will 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 San Jose, you can expect to make an average salary of $117,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for computer engineers in the state.