Santa Cruz has a total population of 54,593 and a student population of 17,098. Of these students, 16,775 are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
University of California-Santa Cruz is the largest computer engineering school in Santa Cruz, based on student population. In 2010, University of California-Santa Cruz graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in computer engineering.
A reported 40 students graduated with credentials in computer engineering in Santa Cruz in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Santa Cruz's computer engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in instate tuition and $50,150 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,393 for computer engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Santa Cruz-based computer engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
If you plan on staying in Santa Cruz after graduating from computer engineering school, you should know that job prospects for computer engineers in Santa Cruz, which is the most popular computer engineering profession, are good. Santa Cruz'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.