Mechanical Engineering Schools In California

California has 43 accredited mechanical engineering schools where mechanical engineering faculty who teach mechanical engineering classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering training in California, which includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. California Institute of Technology

    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. California State University-Fullerton

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

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

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

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

    Irvine, California 92697

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

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

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

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

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

    9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

    37 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. University of California-Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California 93106

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. California Maritime Academy

    200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, California 94590

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Long Beach City College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle, Monterey, California 93943

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  30. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  31. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

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

    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492

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

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  35. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  36. San Jose City College

    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, California 95128-2798

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  37. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  38. Santa Clara University

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  39. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  40. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  41. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  43. University of California-Merced

    5200 North Lake Road, Merced, California 95343-5603

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

  1. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Los Angeles, CA4 Schools
  2. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  3. Mechanical Engineering Schools in San Diego, CA2 Schools
  4. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Riverside, CA2 Schools
  5. Mechanical Engineering Schools in San Jose, CA2 Schools
  6. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Fullerton, CA2 Schools
  7. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Stockton, CA2 Schools
  8. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Merced, CA2 Schools
  9. Mechanical Engineering Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA2 Schools
  10. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Sacramento, CA2 Schools
  11. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  12. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  13. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Pasadena, CA1 Schools
  14. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Pittsburg, CA1 Schools
  15. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  16. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Vallejo, CA1 Schools
  17. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  18. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  19. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  20. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Santa Barbara, CA1 Schools
  21. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  22. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  23. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  24. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  25. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Fresno, CA1 Schools
  26. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Salinas, CA1 Schools
  27. Mechanical Engineering Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  28. Mechanical Engineering Schools in San Francisco, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

California 62,460
National 549,180

Of all of the mechanical engineering professionals that work in the US, approximately 12% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In California

71,330 75,910 77,370 73,610 62,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, the field of mechanical engineering is shrinking. In 2010 there were 8,870 less mechanical engineering professionals working in California than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 12%. This is faster than the trend for mechanical engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in California

$65,042 $67,360 $70,454 $71,968 $73,988
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mechanical engineering professionals are growing in California. Mechanical engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $65,042 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $73,988 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in California

10th percentile
$43,848
25th percentile
$55,836
50th percentile
$71,868
75th percentile
$90,172
90th percentile
$109,144

Thus, mechanical engineering professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In California state, within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earn 149% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in California

Civil Engineering
$70,763
Drafting
$55,635
Electrical Engineering
$80,545
Industrial Design
$65,940
Mechanical Engineering
$73,988
Physics
$103,620

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
11
bachelor
30
master
23
doctor
13
Certificate
22
Total99

As the number of mechanical engineering professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 43 accredited mechanical engineering schools in California state is increasing. In 2006, 2,485 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses in California. And in 2010, 2,823 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in California by 14%. 30% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in California

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