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Electrical Engineering at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you are interested in studying electrical 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 approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 62 EE majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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

UCSB Electrical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in EE
  • Master’s Degree in EE
  • Doctorate Degree in EE

UCSB Electrical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks EE programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB performed in these rankings.

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

In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the EE major at UCSB at 41 out of the 199 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. It is also ranked as the #5 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Electrical Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 59
Best Electrical Engineering Colleges for Veterans 83
Best Value Colleges for Electrical Engineering 131
Most Focused Colleges for Electrical Engineering 258

In 2019, 61 students received their master’s degree in EE from UCSB. This makes it the #55 most popular school for EE master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 24 students who received their doctoral degrees in EE, making the school the #26 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do EE Graduates from UCSB Make?

The median salary of EE students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $66,400. This is less than $66,600, which is the national average of all EE majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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EE Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

16% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The EE program at UCSB awarded 62 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 84% of these degrees went to men with the other 16% going to women. The typical EE bachelor's degree program is made up of only 15% women. So female students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 1% more women than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 17% more racial-ethnic minorities in its EE 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 EE.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Electrical Engineering Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 23
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 18
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

UCSB Electrical Engineering Master’s Program

18% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 EE majors earned their master's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 82% were men and 18% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Electrical Engineering Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Electrical Engineering Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 13
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in EE. In 2019, 24 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That EE Grads May Go Into

A degree in EE 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
Electronics Engineers 29,210 $123,540
Electrical Engineers 26,570 $114,170
Engineers 20,600 $107,700
Aerospace Engineers 11,440 $125,540

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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