California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in California, the largest engineering school, by student population, is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 56 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 56 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of California's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of California's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in instate tuition and $23,693 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the California-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
If you decide to work as an engineer in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 12,150 engineers in Pennsylvania. Of these engineers, 3,600 were working in the greater California area. The number of engineers in California is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in California is $72,720 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.