Sunnyvale has a general population of 131,760 and an overall student population of 2,081. Approximately 199 of Sunnyvale's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Sunnyvale, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Cogswell Polytechnical College. In 2010, Cogswell Polytechnical College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Sunnyvale in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Sunnyvale, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,036.
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 Sunnyvale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,300 per year, on average, for room and board at Sunnyvale-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,670.
If you plan on staying in Sunnyvale after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Sunnyvale, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 34,100 engineers in California. Of these engineers, 6,260 were working in the greater Sunnyvale area. The number of engineers in Sunnyvale is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.