Engineering Schools In California

In California, there are 123 accredited schools where engineering classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the state of California, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Schools

  1. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  2. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  3. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  4. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  5. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  6. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  7. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  8. California Institute of Technology

    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  10. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

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  11. California State University-San Bernardino

    5500 University Pky, San Bernardino, California 92407-2397

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  12. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  13. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  14. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

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  15. California State University-Fullerton

    800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599

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  16. California State University-East Bay

    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542

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  17. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  18. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  19. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  20. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  21. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. University of California-Riverside

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. University of California-San Diego

    9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

    37 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. University of California-San Francisco

    500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, California 94143-0244

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  28. University of California-Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California 93106

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. University of California-Santa Cruz

    1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  30. California Maritime Academy

    200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, California 94590

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  31. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  32. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  33. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  34. Cerro Coso Community College

    3000 College Hts Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571

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  35. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  36. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  37. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  38. Claremont McKenna College

    500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400

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  39. Coastline Community College

    11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708-2597

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  40. Cogswell Polytechnical College

    1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089

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  41. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195

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  42. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  43. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  44. Cuyamaca College

    900 Rancho San Diego Pky, El Cajon, California 92019

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  45. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  46. DeVry University-California

    901 Corporate Ctr Dr, Pomona, California 91768-2642

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  47. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  48. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  49. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  50. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  51. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  52. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  53. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  54. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  55. Harvey Mudd College

    301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, California 91711

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  56. Humboldt State University

    1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299

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  57. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  58. Reedley College

    995 N Reed Ave, Reedley, California 93654

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  59. Lassen Community College

    Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130

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  60. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  61. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397

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  62. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  63. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  64. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  65. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  66. Los Angeles Mission College

    13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342-3245

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  67. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

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  68. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  69. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  70. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  71. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  72. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  73. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  74. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695

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  75. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  76. Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558-6236

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  77. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  78. Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle, Monterey, California 93943

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  79. Northwestern Polytechnic University

    47671 Westinghouse Drive, Fremont, California 94539

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  80. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  81. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  82. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  83. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  84. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  85. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  86. Pitzer College

    1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101

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  87. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  88. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  89. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  90. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  91. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  92. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  93. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  94. San Diego Miramar College

    10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999

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  95. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  96. University of San Diego

    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  97. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  98. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  99. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  100. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  101. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  102. Santa Clara University

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

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  103. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  104. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  105. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003

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  106. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  107. College of the Siskiyous

    800 College Ave, Weed, California 96094-2899

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  108. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  109. Saint Marys College of California

    1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94556

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  110. Sonoma State University

    1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, California 94928-3609

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  111. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  112. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  113. Taft College

    29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft, California 93268

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  114. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  115. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  116. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  117. Westmont College

    955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, California 93108-1089

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  118. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  119. Las Positas College

    3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California 94551-7650

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  120. East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program

    1501 W Del Norte St., West Covina, California 91790

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  121. University of California-Merced

    5200 North Lake Road, Merced, California 95343-5603

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  122. West Hills College Lemoore

    555 College Avenue, Lemoore, California 93245

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  123. Norco College

    2001 Third St, Norco, California 92860

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Cities

  1. Engineering Schools in Los Angeles, CA6 Schools
  2. Engineering Schools in San Diego, CA6 Schools
  3. Engineering Schools in Sacramento, CA4 Schools
  4. Engineering Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  5. Engineering Schools in Claremont, CA3 Schools
  6. Engineering Schools in Santa Barbara, CA3 Schools
  7. Engineering Schools in San Francisco, CA3 Schools
  8. Engineering Schools in Fremont, CA2 Schools
  9. Engineering Schools in Stockton, CA2 Schools
  10. Engineering Schools in San Bernardino, CA2 Schools
  11. Engineering Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA2 Schools
  12. Engineering Schools in Hayward, CA2 Schools
  13. Engineering Schools in Merced, CA2 Schools
  14. Engineering Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  15. Engineering Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  16. Engineering Schools in Fresno, CA2 Schools
  17. Engineering Schools in Monterey, CA2 Schools
  18. Engineering Schools in Pomona, CA2 Schools
  19. Engineering Schools in Fullerton, CA2 Schools
  20. Engineering Schools in Santa Clara, CA2 Schools
  21. Engineering Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  22. Engineering Schools in Imperial, CA1 Schools
  23. Engineering Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  24. Engineering Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  25. Engineering Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  26. Engineering Schools in Livermore, CA1 Schools
  27. Engineering Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  28. Engineering Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  29. Engineering Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  30. Engineering Schools in Moraga, CA1 Schools
  31. Engineering Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  32. Engineering Schools in Thousand Oaks, CA1 Schools
  33. Engineering Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  34. Engineering Schools in Ridgecrest, CA1 Schools
  35. Engineering Schools in Napa, CA1 Schools
  36. Engineering Schools in Arcata, CA1 Schools
  37. Engineering Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  38. Engineering Schools in Pittsburg, CA1 Schools
  39. Engineering Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  40. Engineering Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  41. Engineering Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  42. Engineering Schools in Reedley, CA1 Schools
  43. Engineering Schools in Vallejo, CA1 Schools
  44. Engineering Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  45. Engineering Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  46. Engineering Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  47. Engineering Schools in Salinas, CA1 Schools
  48. Engineering Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  49. Engineering Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  50. Engineering Schools in Norco, CA1 Schools
  51. Engineering Schools in Fountain Valley, CA1 Schools
  52. Engineering Schools in San Pablo, CA1 Schools
  53. Engineering Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  54. Engineering Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  55. Engineering Schools in Rohnert Park, CA1 Schools
  56. Engineering Schools in Redding, CA1 Schools
  57. Engineering Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  58. Engineering Schools in Ventura, CA1 Schools
  59. Engineering Schools in Redwood City, CA1 Schools
  60. Engineering Schools in Aptos, CA1 Schools
  61. Engineering Schools in Weed, CA1 Schools
  62. Engineering Schools in West Covina, CA1 Schools
  63. Engineering Schools in Moorpark, CA1 Schools
  64. Engineering Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  65. Engineering Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools
  66. Engineering Schools in Susanville, CA1 Schools
  67. Engineering Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  68. Engineering Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  69. Engineering Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  70. Engineering Schools in Lemoore, CA1 Schools
  71. Engineering Schools in Santa Cruz, CA1 Schools
  72. Engineering Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools
  73. Engineering Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  74. Engineering Schools in Taft, CA1 Schools
  75. Engineering Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  76. Engineering Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  77. Engineering Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  78. Engineering Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  79. Engineering Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  80. Engineering Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Engineering Employment

California 236,270
National 1,704,460

Approximately 13% of the country's engineering professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In California

232,550 244,960 262,690 254,040 167,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Engineering is a shrinking field in California. There were 65,320 less engineering professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of engineering professionals has shrunk by 28%. This decline is faster than the national trend for engineering professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of engineering professionals working around the nation.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in California

$71,838 $75,072 $78,087 $80,383 $81,743
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of engineering professionals is declining, the salaries earned by engineering professionals are increasing. The mean salary for engineering professionals in 2006 was $71,838 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $81,743 per year.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in California

10th percentile
$50,487
25th percentile
$63,132
50th percentile
$78,734
75th percentile
$88,581
90th percentile
$88,676

Thus, there was a 12% growth in engineering professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid engineering professionals earning 76% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in California

Biomedical Engineering
$95,450
Civil Engineering
$70,763
Computer Engineering
$107,800
Electrical Engineering
$80,545
Engineering
$83,224
Mechanical Engineering
$73,988
Software Engineering
$94,822

Engineering professionals in California earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
109
bachelor
196
master
155
doctor
83
Certificate
159
Total702

The number of students graduating from the 123 accredited engineering schools in California is decreasing. In 2006 there were 19,036 engineering graduates from engineering courses in California and in 2010 there were 12,255 graduates.

This represents a 36% decrease in the number of engineering degree or certificate school graduates in California state. Most of these graduates, or 28%, earned a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in California

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