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Engineering Schools in San Diego, California

There are ten schools around San Diego, CA offering engineering programs. In 2010, 1,687 students graduated with degrees from San Diego engineering schools. 987 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 488 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

1,615 students graduate from programs in San Diego in engineering, on average, per year. This accounts for around 11% of students who California schools graduate from engineering programs. More specifically, 103 students graduated with engineering certificates, 17 with a degree at the associate's level, 987 with a bachelor's level degree, 488 with a master's level degree, and 92 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Ten engineering schools are in San Diego. And of these, seven schools are public, while three schools are private. While private engineering school tuition varies from $11,088 to $37,372, tuition at a public engineering school varies from $5,206 to $11,306.

Average tuition for engineering programs is $16,492. The highest tuition for engineering programs, which is $37,372 every year, is at the University of San Diego, while the lowest tuition in San Diego, which is $5,206 per year, is at San Diego State University.

San Diego schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in engineering.

Engineering Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in San Diego, California

1,615 students graduate from programs in San Diego in engineering, on average, per year. This accounts for around 11% of students who California schools graduate from engineering programs. More specifically, 103 students graduated with engineering certificates, 17 with a degree at the associate's level, 987 with a bachelor's level degree, 488 with a master's level degree, and 92 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Engineering Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in San Diego, California

  • Certificate 2006: 111
  • Certificate 2007: 89
  • Certificate 2008: 107
  • Certificate 2009: 101
  • Certificate 2010: 103
  • Associate 2006: 9
  • Associate 2007: 6
  • Associate 2008: 5
  • Associate 2009: 11
  • Associate 2010: 17
  • Bachelor 2006: 1073
  • Bachelor 2007: 967
  • Bachelor 2008: 921
  • Bachelor 2009: 964
  • Bachelor 2010: 987
  • Master 2006: 388
  • Master 2007: 390
  • Master 2008: 409
  • Master 2009: 449
  • Master 2010: 488
  • Doctorate 2006: 84
  • Doctorate 2007: 102
  • Doctorate 2008: 102
  • Doctorate 2009: 96
  • Doctorate 2010: 92

Engineering Program Availability in San Diego, California

Schools in San Diego offer a total of 72 programs in engineering. Of these programs, 29.2% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Engineering Program Availability in San Diego, California

  • Certificate: 15
  • Associate: 6
  • Bachelor: 19
  • Master: 21
  • Doctorate: 11

Logistics Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Logistics Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48340
  • 25th Percentile: 61960
  • Median: 79290
  • 75th Percentile: 97310
  • 90th Percentile: 121180

Aerospace Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Aerospace Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 60460
  • 25th Percentile: 78590
  • Median: 98420
  • 75th Percentile: 116830
  • 90th Percentile: 137560

Industrial Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Industrial Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 54890
  • 25th Percentile: 64880
  • Median: 77750
  • 75th Percentile: 92140
  • 90th Percentile: 109160

Marine Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Marine Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 44330
  • 25th Percentile: 49310
  • Median: 62750
  • 75th Percentile: 78920
  • 90th Percentile: 93390

Biomedical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Biomedical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 62440
  • 25th Percentile: 69910
  • Median: 80350
  • 75th Percentile: 100410
  • 90th Percentile: 122280

Materials Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Materials Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 63690
  • 25th Percentile: 77770
  • Median: 96000
  • 75th Percentile: 109860
  • 90th Percentile: 121490

Chemical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Chemical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 64630
  • 25th Percentile: 73050
  • Median: 85020
  • 75th Percentile: 99330
  • 90th Percentile: 117450

Computer Hardware Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Computer Hardware Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40370
  • 25th Percentile: 76890
  • Median: 90620
  • 75th Percentile: 109560
  • 90th Percentile: 132160

Nanosystems Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Nanosystems Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 60190
  • 25th Percentile: 74970
  • Median: 97810
  • 75th Percentile: 117920
  • 90th Percentile: 139230

Automotive Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Automotive Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50760
  • 25th Percentile: 67040
  • Median: 86690
  • 75th Percentile: 107050
  • 90th Percentile: 122980

Water/Wastewater Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Water/Wastewater Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50550
  • 25th Percentile: 65440
  • Median: 79300
  • 75th Percentile: 98120
  • 90th Percentile: 115730

Transportation Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Transportation Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61090
  • 25th Percentile: 71180
  • Median: 87330
  • 75th Percentile: 101540
  • 90th Percentile: 119700

Nuclear Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Nuclear Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 74740
  • 25th Percentile: 91600
  • Median: 110340
  • 75th Percentile: 127360
  • 90th Percentile: 141840

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer — Salary by Percentile

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 65760
  • 25th Percentile: 79080
  • Median: 97400
  • 75th Percentile: 115720
  • 90th Percentile: 136600

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects — Salary by Percentile

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49600
  • 25th Percentile: 63970
  • Median: 83810
  • 75th Percentile: 100880
  • 90th Percentile: 115730

Electrical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Electrical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 64410
  • 25th Percentile: 77730
  • Median: 94320
  • 75th Percentile: 117940
  • 90th Percentile: 142320

Product Safety Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Product Safety Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 62410
  • 25th Percentile: 74860
  • Median: 88200
  • 75th Percentile: 101520
  • 90th Percentile: 112880

Aerospace Engineers — Employment Trend

Aerospace Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 85510
  • Median Salary 2007: 93750
  • Median Salary 2008: 96960
  • Median Salary 2009: 99470
  • Median Salary 2010: 98420
  • Total Employed 2006: 650
  • Total Employed 2007: 1300
  • Total Employed 2008: 1290
  • Total Employed 2009: 1460
  • Total Employed 2010: 1720

Industrial Engineers — Employment Trend

Industrial Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 75780
  • Median Salary 2007: 73880
  • Median Salary 2008: 76270
  • Median Salary 2009: 80380
  • Median Salary 2010: 77750
  • Total Employed 2006: 1910
  • Total Employed 2007: 1570
  • Total Employed 2008: 1840
  • Total Employed 2009: 1740
  • Total Employed 2010: 1560

Logistics Engineers — Employment Trend

Logistics Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 65100
  • Median Salary 2007: 69000
  • Median Salary 2008: 70760
  • Median Salary 2009: 77120
  • Median Salary 2010: 79290
  • Total Employed 2006: 1170
  • Total Employed 2007: 1440
  • Total Employed 2008: 1470
  • Total Employed 2009: 1410
  • Total Employed 2010: 1610

Biomedical Engineers — Employment Trend

Biomedical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 80300
  • Median Salary 2007: 76430
  • Median Salary 2008: 77680
  • Median Salary 2009: 73490
  • Median Salary 2010: 80350
  • Total Employed 2006: 490
  • Total Employed 2007: 370
  • Total Employed 2008: 365
  • Total Employed 2009: 570
  • Total Employed 2010: 770

Marine Engineers — Employment Trend

Marine Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 66900
  • Median Salary 2007: 60250
  • Median Salary 2008: 53600
  • Median Salary 2009: 60070
  • Median Salary 2010: 62750
  • Total Employed 2006:
  • Total Employed 2007:
  • Total Employed 2008:
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Chemical Engineers — Employment Trend

Chemical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 88930
  • Median Salary 2007: 87800
  • Median Salary 2008: 91100
  • Median Salary 2009: 87740
  • Median Salary 2010: 85020
  • Total Employed 2006: 190
  • Total Employed 2007: 160
  • Total Employed 2008: 240
  • Total Employed 2009: 340
  • Total Employed 2010: 330

Materials Engineers — Employment Trend

Materials Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 81500
  • Median Salary 2007: 85040
  • Median Salary 2008: 89850
  • Median Salary 2009: 92980
  • Median Salary 2010: 96000
  • Total Employed 2006: 200
  • Total Employed 2007: 230
  • Total Employed 2008: 180
  • Total Employed 2009: 190
  • Total Employed 2010: 170

Computer Hardware Engineers — Employment Trend

Computer Hardware Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 85480
  • Median Salary 2007: 88810
  • Median Salary 2008: 82840
  • Median Salary 2009: 87070
  • Median Salary 2010: 90620
  • Total Employed 2006: 1850
  • Total Employed 2007: 1500
  • Total Employed 2008: 1610
  • Total Employed 2009: 1500
  • Total Employed 2010: 1760

Nanosystems Engineers — Employment Trend

Nanosystems Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 74450
  • Median Salary 2007: 89600
  • Median Salary 2008: 92040
  • Median Salary 2009: 95850
  • Median Salary 2010: 97810
  • Total Employed 2006: 3370
  • Total Employed 2007: 3810
  • Total Employed 2008: 3740
  • Total Employed 2009: 3430
  • Total Employed 2010: 2170

Automotive Engineers — Employment Trend

Automotive Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 77420
  • Median Salary 2007: 78150
  • Median Salary 2008: 78320
  • Median Salary 2009: 81950
  • Median Salary 2010: 86690
  • Total Employed 2006: 2980
  • Total Employed 2007: 3020
  • Total Employed 2008: 2820
  • Total Employed 2009: 2750
  • Total Employed 2010: 2970

Water/Wastewater Engineers — Employment Trend

Water/Wastewater Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 70040
  • Median Salary 2007: 74690
  • Median Salary 2008: 85320
  • Median Salary 2009: 89720
  • Median Salary 2010: 79300
  • Total Employed 2006: 780
  • Total Employed 2007: 720
  • Total Employed 2008: 990
  • Total Employed 2009: 690
  • Total Employed 2010: 900

Product Safety Engineers — Employment Trend

Product Safety Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73220
  • Median Salary 2007: 78650
  • Median Salary 2008: 85370
  • Median Salary 2009: 87570
  • Median Salary 2010: 88200
  • Total Employed 2006: 160
  • Total Employed 2007: 240
  • Total Employed 2008: 210
  • Total Employed 2009: 200
  • Total Employed 2010: 170

Transportation Engineers — Employment Trend

Transportation Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 71480
  • Median Salary 2007: 73830
  • Median Salary 2008: 78660
  • Median Salary 2009: 83700
  • Median Salary 2010: 87330
  • Total Employed 2006: 2560
  • Total Employed 2007: 3120
  • Total Employed 2008: 3500
  • Total Employed 2009: 3630
  • Total Employed 2010: 3640

Nuclear Engineers — Employment Trend

Nuclear Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 96205
  • Median Salary 2007: 100685
  • Median Salary 2008: 103520
  • Median Salary 2009: 103340
  • Median Salary 2010: 110340
  • Total Employed 2006: 775
  • Total Employed 2007: 745
  • Total Employed 2008: 865
  • Total Employed 2009: 870
  • Total Employed 2010: 660

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer — Employment Trend

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 90140
  • Median Salary 2007: 93390
  • Median Salary 2008: 94010
  • Median Salary 2009: 97560
  • Median Salary 2010: 97400
  • Total Employed 2006: 3900
  • Total Employed 2007: 3940
  • Total Employed 2008: 4310
  • Total Employed 2009: 3920
  • Total Employed 2010: 3600

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects — Employment Trend

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 66290
  • Median Salary 2007: 70280
  • Median Salary 2008: 78950
  • Median Salary 2009: 80230
  • Median Salary 2010: 83810
  • Total Employed 2006: 4670
  • Total Employed 2007: 3570
  • Total Employed 2008: 4190
  • Total Employed 2009: 3720
  • Total Employed 2010: 3400

Electrical Engineers — Employment Trend

Electrical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 80750
  • Median Salary 2007: 85010
  • Median Salary 2008: 90730
  • Median Salary 2009: 92640
  • Median Salary 2010: 94320
  • Total Employed 2006: 2110
  • Total Employed 2007: 1830
  • Total Employed 2008: 1700
  • Total Employed 2009: 1610
  • Total Employed 2010: 1790

San Diego vs California Engineering Employment

San Diego vs California Engineering Employment

  • Employed in San Diego: 11.325% (27220)

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1. San Diego Miramar College

10440 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92126-2999
(619) 388-7800

San Diego Miramar College, which is located just 13.1 miles from neighboring Encinitas, is a short commute away from within San Diego. It offers two engineering programs. Of those, students are offered one engineering certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in engineering. It is a public 2-year institution and it is one out of four San Diego institutions offering engineering.

2. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College, which is located just 13.5 miles from Poway, is located a short commute away from within San Diego. This college offers two engineering programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in engineering by it and one degree at the associate's level in engineering. It is a public 2-year institution and it is one out of four institutions in San Diego, CA offering engineering.

3. The University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600

The University of San Diego, which is located just 9.8 miles from La Mesa, is near San Diego, CA. This school offers three engineering programs. This school offers three engineering degrees at the bachelor's level to students.

4. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University offers one program in engineering and this school, which is 22.1 miles from Encinitas, is located just a short commute away from within San Diego. PLNU is a 4-year institution and it is one out of nine San Diego institutions offering engineering.

5. San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
(619) 388-3400

San Diego City College offers four engineering programs. Of those, students are offered two engineering certificates by it and two associate's level engineering degrees. It is 0.3 miles from the heart of downtown San Diego. It is a public 2-year institution and this college is one out of four San Diego institutions offering engineering.

6. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University offers 11 programs in engineering. More specifically, it offers students five degrees at the bachelor's level in engineering and six master's level engineering degrees. SDSU, which is located just 23.8 miles from neighboring Escondido, is located within commuting distance of central San Diego. This university is the only research university in San Diego.