With an overall population of 102,361 and a student population of 21,145, approximately 8,846 of Santa Clara students attend one of Santa Clara's schools that offer computer engineering programs.
The largest computer engineering school in Santa Clara, by student population, is Santa Clara University. In 2010, Santa Clara University graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in computer engineering.
A total of 102 students graduated with credentials in computer engineering from computer engineering schools in Santa Clara in 2010. If you decide to attend a computer engineering school in Santa Clara, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $36,000.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for computer engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Clara-based computer engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $41,721.
Many computer engineering graduates choose to work as computer engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Clara, your job prospects are good. There were 17,500 computer engineers working in California and 7,990 working in the greater Santa Clara area in 2010. Santa Clara's computer engineer workforce is projected to 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 Santa Clara, 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.