Mechanical Engineering at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 90 ME majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Mechanical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.
UCSB Mechanical Engineering Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in ME
- Master’s Degree in ME
- Doctorate Degree in ME
UCSB Mechanical Engineering Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the ME 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
In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the ME major at UCSB at 96 out of the 274 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. It is also ranked as the #10 school in California.
|Most Popular Colleges for Mechanical Engineering||159|
|Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges for Veterans||162|
|Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering||211|
|Most Focused Colleges for Mechanical Engineering||308|
Earnings of UCSB ME Graduates
The median salary of ME students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $56,600. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $62,400 for all ME students.
ME Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ME majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 30% more racial-ethnic minorities in its ME 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 ME.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||16|
UCSB Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program
Of the students who received a ME master's degree from UCSB, 56% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the ME master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 22% of degree recipients. That is 6% better 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 master's in ME.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||3|
UCSB also has a doctoral program available in ME. In 2019, 8 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Careers That ME Grads May Go Into
A degree in ME 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|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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