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General Engineering Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 1,388 students earned their Engineering degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, General Engineering is the 92nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Engineering Majors in California

Engineering majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 645
Master’s Degree 303
Bachelor’s Degree 238
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 141
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 52
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 52
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9

Gender Distribution

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

General Engineering Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of engineering majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.3%
  • Black or African American: 1.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 32.1%
  • White: 27.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.2%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
General Engineering Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Engineering Grads in California

In this state, there are 54,580 people employed in jobs related to an engineering degree, compared to 367,850 nationwide.

General Engineering Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for General Engineering Jobs in California

In this state, engineering grads earn an average of $129,790. Nationwide, they make an average of $113,680.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 97 colleges in California that offer engineering degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,634 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $40,400 after graduation. 67% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending UC Davis will pay a net price of $14,729.

#2

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont
83 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
904 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $72,500 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 86%.

#3

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana
80 Degrees in Major Awarded
27,052 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 26%. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $26,300 after graduation.

#4

Ventura College

Ventura
62 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,696 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. 71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa
60 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,042 Total Students

The 9.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 33%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
25,547 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%. 87% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $33,700 after graduation.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,371 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,171. The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at UCLA.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
29,032 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 5.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,033. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
36,085 Total Students

In their early career, San Jose State grads earn an average salary of $42,200. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,270. Most students complete their degree in 5.11 years.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,033 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Cabrillo College will pay a net price of $7,313.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
24,298 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,400 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 54%.

General Engineering Careers in CA

Some of the careers engineering majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Engineering Professors 17% $124,990
Engineers 9% $107,300
Architectural and Engineering Managers 9% $164,290

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Mechanical Engineering 5,005
Electrical Engineering 4,901
Civil Engineering 3,200
Computer Engineering 3,091
Biomedical Engineering 1,679
Chemical Engineering 1,308
Aeronautical Engineering 1,159
Materials Engineering 522

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