If you decide that you want to get an engineering degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 engineering schools in Santa Barbara, California. With an overall population of 92,325 and a student population of 45,357, approximately 43,911 of Santa Barbara students attend one of Santa Barbara's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 3 engineering schools in Santa Barbara, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of California-Santa Barbara. In 2010, University of California-Santa Barbara graduated approximately 87 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 195 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Santa Barbara's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Santa Barbara's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $37,717 per year in instate tuition and $49,051 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,534 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Santa Barbara. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,657 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Barbara-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,639.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Santa Barbara, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 41,800 engineers in California. Of these engineers, 380 were working in the greater Santa Barbara area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Santa Barbara. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Santa Barbara is $96,650 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.
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