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Mechanical Engineering Schools in California

543 ME Tech students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Mechanical Engineering is the 148th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Mechanical Engineering Majors in California

ME Tech majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 257
Bachelor’s Degree 127
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 115
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 115
Associate’s Degree 34
Master’s Degree 10

Gender Distribution

In California, a ME tech major is more popular with men than with women.

Mechanical Engineering Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of ME tech majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 46.0%
  • White: 24.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.4%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Mechanical Engineering Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Grads in California

71,410 people in the state and 699,620 in the nation are employed in jobs related to ME tech.

Mechanical Engineering Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Mechanical Engineering Jobs in California

ME Tech grads earn an average of $62,510 in the state and $58,240 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in California that offer ME tech degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,557 Total Students

A typical student attending College of the Sequoias will pay a net price of $1,197. The student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 83% get financial aid.

#2

Skyline College

San Bruno
98 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,014 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 38% of the teachers are full time. 56% of students get financical aid.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,357 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,376.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
2,249 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. An average student at Art Center College of Design will pay a net price of $43,010. The student loan default rate of 4.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#5

Los Medanos College

Pittsburg
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,747 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,800 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $4,883. Of all the students who attend this school, 61% get financial aid.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
1,046 Total Students

A typical student attending Cal Maritime will pay a net price of $22,070. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.00%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $73,100 a year.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
26,598 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1. The student loan default rate of 2.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,373 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 38 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 53% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 27%.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,052 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $8,647.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,270 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,700 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $10,549.

Mechanical Engineering Careers in CA

Some of the careers ME tech majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 12% $68,420
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 7% $45,840
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 7% $60,850

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to ME tech.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Environmental Control Technology 2,574
Drafting & Design Engineering 1,183
Industrial Production Technology 877
Electromechanical Engineering 658
Engineering-Related Fields 593
Construction Engineering 320
General Engineering Technology 245
Computer Engineering 174

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