Santa Barbara has a total population of 92,325 and a student population of 45,357. Of these students, 22,850 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Santa Barbara, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is University of California-Santa Barbara. In 2010, approximately 87 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at University of California-Santa Barbara.
In 2010, 87 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Santa Barbara's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Santa Barbara's mechanical engineering schools was $27,284 per year for instate students and $49,953 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,596 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,765 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Barbara-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,730.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Santa Barbara, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 37,100 mechanical engineers in California, 350 were working in the greater Santa Barbara area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 1% in Santa Barbara. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Santa Barbara is $110,110 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.