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 engineering programs.
San Jose's largest engineering school is San Jose State University. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 188 students from its engineering program.
A total of 841 students graduated with credentials in engineering from 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 engineering schools was an average of $32,496 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,734 for engineering related books and supplies each 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 engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in San Jose, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 34,100 engineers in California, 6,260 were working in the greater San Jose area. San Jose's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.