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Computer Engineering at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Computer Engineering at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you plan to study computer engineering, take a look at what University of California - Santa Barbara has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 26,314. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 51 of them were computer engineering majors.

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

UCSB Computer Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CE

UCSB Computer Engineering Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The CE major at UCSB is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Computer Engineering Schools 92

Earnings of UCSB CE Graduates

The median salary of CE students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $75,800. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 10% higher than the national average of $68,700 for all CE bachelor's degree recipients.


CE Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB Computer Engineering Bachelor’s Program

16% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The CE program at UCSB awarded 51 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 84% of these degrees went to men with the other 16% going to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Computer Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 40% more racial-ethnic minorities in its CE 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 CE.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Engineering Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 23
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 11
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in CE. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That CE Grads May Go Into

A degree in CE 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
Software Applications Developers 148,550 $127,950
Systems Software Developers 88,910 $131,700
Architectural and Engineering Managers 31,580 $175,010
Computer Hardware Engineers 20,720 $131,570
Computer Network Architects 16,650 $127,500


*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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