With an overall population of 77,423 and a student population of 11,636, approximately 11,070 of Santa Maria students attend one of Santa Maria's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Santa Maria, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Allan Hancock College. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from Allan Hancock College with credentials in engineering.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Santa Maria in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Santa Maria, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $782.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Santa Maria.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Santa Maria, your job prospects are good. There were 41,800 engineers working in California and 380 working in the greater Santa Maria area in 2010. Santa Maria's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Santa Maria is $96,650 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.