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Chemical Engineering at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you are interested in studying chemical engineering, you may want to check out the program at University of California - Santa Barbara. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 65 of them were chemical engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Chemical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Chemical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Doctorate Degree in Chem Eng

UCSB Chemical Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the chem eng progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

UCSB ranked #91 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for chem eng majors. It is also ranked as the #8 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 92
Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Veterans 116
Best Value Colleges for Chemical Engineering 127
Highest Paid Chemical Engineering Graduates 127

How Much Do Chem Eng Graduates from UCSB Make?

The median salary of chem eng students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $46,400. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $64,750 for all chem eng students.

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Chem Eng Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the chem eng majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

26% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 chem eng majors earned their bachelor's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 74% were men and 26% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 17% more racial-ethnic minorities in its chem eng bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in chem eng.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Chemical Engineering Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 26
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in chem eng. In 2019, 14 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Chem Eng Grads May Go Into

A degree in chem eng can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Architectural and Engineering Managers 31,580 $175,010
Engineers 20,600 $107,700
Engineering Professors 2,400 $129,790
Chemical Engineers 2,100 $103,590

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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