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Chemical Engineering Schools in California

There are 12 schools in the state of California offering chemical engineering programs. 727 students graduated with degrees from California chemical engineering schools in 2010. 515 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 126 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 677 students graduate from chemical engineering programs in this state per year. This accounts for 9% of students who schools in the United States graduate from chemical engineering programs. Specifically, 515 students graduated with a bachelor's level chemical engineering degree, 126 with a degree at the master's level, and 86 with a doctorate level degree.

12 chemical engineering schools are located in this state. Of these, two schools are private, while ten schools are public. Public chemical engineering school tuition varies from $4,807 to $11,958, while private chemical engineering school tuition varies from $36,282 to $40,172.

Average tuition for programs in chemical engineering is $13,589. While the lowest tuition in this western state, which is $4,807 each year, is at California State University-Long Beach, the highest tuition for programs in chemical engineering, which is $40,172 per year, is at Stanford University.

Schools in California offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering.

Chemical Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 677 students graduate from chemical engineering programs in this state per year. This accounts for 9% of students who schools in the United States graduate from chemical engineering programs. Specifically, 515 students graduated with a bachelor's level chemical engineering degree, 126 with a degree at the master's level, and 86 with a doctorate level degree.

Chemical Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2
  • Certificate 2007: 1
  • Certificate 2008: 2
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 372
  • Bachelor 2007: 386
  • Bachelor 2008: 401
  • Bachelor 2009: 430
  • Bachelor 2010: 515
  • Master 2006: 130
  • Master 2007: 118
  • Master 2008: 118
  • Master 2009: 109
  • Master 2010: 126
  • Doctorate 2006: 89
  • Doctorate 2007: 92
  • Doctorate 2008: 106
  • Doctorate 2009: 101
  • Doctorate 2010: 86

Chemical Engineering Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 35 chemical engineering programs. Of these programs, 37.1% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Chemical Engineering Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 11
  • Doctorate: 10

Career Trends

Chemical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Chemical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Chemical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 65310
  • 25th Percentile: 80670
  • Median: 99770
  • 75th Percentile: 128230
  • 90th Percentile: 163140

Career Trends

Chemical Engineers — Employment Trend

Chemical Engineers — Employment Trend

Chemical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 86260
  • Median Salary 2007: 86890
  • Median Salary 2008: 95320
  • Median Salary 2009: 94370
  • Median Salary 2010: 99770
  • Total Employed 2006: 1930
  • Total Employed 2007: 1390
  • Total Employed 2008: 1620
  • Total Employed 2009: 1850
  • Total Employed 2010: 1970

California vs National Chemical Engineering Employment

California vs National Chemical Engineering Employment

  • Employed in California: 6.859% (1970)

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1. California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-6811

California Institute of Technology, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Pasadena, CA. It offers three programs in chemical engineering. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level chemical engineering degree by it, one master's level degree in chemical engineering, and one chemical engineering degree at the doctorate level. This university is a 4-year research institution. This research university is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering programs.

2. California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-7659

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers one program in chemical engineering and it is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown. Cal Poly Pomona is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, Cal Poly Pomona ranks tenth in the state of California.

3. The University of California - Berkeley

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

The University of California-Berkeley offers three programs in chemical engineering. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level chemical engineering degree by this university, one master's level degree in chemical engineering, and one degree at the doctorate level in chemical engineering. This large university is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. Berkeley is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering programs.

4. The University of California - Irvine

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5011

The University of California-Irvine is near the heart of downtown. UC Irvine offers three programs in chemical engineering. Specifically, this university offers students one chemical engineering degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level degree in chemical engineering, and one chemical engineering degree at the doctorate level. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering in terms of programs.

5. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis offers three programs in chemical engineering. Specifically, UCD offers one degree at the bachelor's level in chemical engineering to students, one degree at the master's level in chemical engineering, and one doctorate level degree in chemical engineering. It is located in the suburbs of Davis, California. UCD is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, this university is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering.

6. The University of California - Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
(805) 893-8000

The University of California-Santa Barbara is in the suburbs of Santa Barbara, California. This university offers three chemical engineering programs. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level chemical engineering degree by it, one master's level chemical engineering degree, and one doctorate level degree in chemical engineering. Overall, 22,218 students pursue degrees in 159 UCSB programs.

7. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is 0.8 miles from the center of the city. This university offers two programs in chemical engineering. More specifically, this university offers one bachelor's level degree in chemical engineering to students and one chemical engineering degree at the master's level. This university is one of 28 research universities in California. In terms of enrollment, this public university ranks seventh in the state of California.

8. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown and the Beach offers one chemical engineering program. This research university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering.

9. The University of California - San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-2230

The University of California-San Diego offers three chemical engineering programs. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in chemical engineering, one master's level chemical engineering degree, and one degree at the doctorate level in chemical engineering. UC San Diego, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in La Jolla, CA. UCSD is a public, 4-year, research institution. UC San Diego ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

10. The University of California - Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-4321

The University of California-Los Angeles offers three programs in chemical engineering. Out of those, it offers one bachelor's level chemical engineering degree to students, one master's level chemical engineering degree, and one degree at the doctorate level in chemical engineering. 38,157 students seek degrees in 309 programs at this university, overall. This university is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering programs.

11. Stanford University

Stanford University 295 Galvez St
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

Stanford University is in the suburbs of Stanford, California. It offers four programs in chemical engineering. Specifically, it offers students one chemical engineering certificate, one chemical engineering degree at the bachelor's level, one degree at the master's level in chemical engineering, and one chemical engineering degree at the doctorate level. It is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. This university is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in chemical engineering.

12. The University of California - Riverside

900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012

The University of California-Riverside is near the center of the city. UC Riverside offers three chemical engineering programs. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in chemical engineering by UCR, one master's level degree in chemical engineering, and one chemical engineering degree at the doctorate level. Overall, 20,692 students seek degrees in 147 UC Riverside programs. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering chemical engineering in terms of programs.