Santa Barbara has a general population of 92,325 and an overall student population of 45,357. Approximately 22,850 of Santa Barbara's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
Santa Barbara's largest computer engineering school is University of California-Santa Barbara. In 2010, University of California-Santa Barbara graduated approximately 23 students from its computer engineering program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a computer engineering degree from one of Santa Barbara's computer engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Santa Barbara's computer engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $27,284 per year in instate tuition and $49,953 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,596 for computer engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Santa Barbara-based computer engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $12,765 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,730.
If you plan on staying in Santa Barbara after graduating from computer engineering school, you should know that job prospects for computer engineers in Santa Barbara, which is the most popular computer engineering profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 285 computer engineers in California were working in the greater Santa Barbara area. The government projects that the number of computer engineers in Santa Barbara will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.