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Mechanical Engineering Schools in California

There are 28 California schools offering mechanical engineering programs. In 2010, 2,710 students graduated from programs at California mechanical engineering schools. 1,783 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 757 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,666 students graduate from programs in this state in mechanical engineering every year. This accounts for about 11% of mechanical engineering students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 15 students graduated with certificates in mechanical engineering, 1,783 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 757 with a master's level degree, and 155 with a doctorate level degree.

28 mechanical engineering schools are in this state. Out of these, 22 schools are public, while six schools are private. Tuition at a public mechanical engineering school varies from $4,807 to $11,958, while tuition at a private mechanical engineering school varies from $34,100 to $40,172.

Average tuition for programs in mechanical engineering is $13,974. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,807 per year, is at California State University-Long Beach, the highest tuition for mechanical engineering programs, which is $40,172 every year, is at Stanford University.

California schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,666 students graduate from programs in this state in mechanical engineering every year. This accounts for about 11% of mechanical engineering students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 15 students graduated with certificates in mechanical engineering, 1,783 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 757 with a master's level degree, and 155 with a doctorate level degree.

Mechanical Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 16
  • Certificate 2007: 9
  • Certificate 2008: 13
  • Certificate 2009: 7
  • Certificate 2010: 15
  • Bachelor 2006: 1615
  • Bachelor 2007: 1688
  • Bachelor 2008: 1794
  • Bachelor 2009: 1814
  • Bachelor 2010: 1783
  • Master 2006: 633
  • Master 2007: 549
  • Master 2008: 641
  • Master 2009: 644
  • Master 2010: 757
  • Doctorate 2006: 181
  • Doctorate 2007: 154
  • Doctorate 2008: 175
  • Doctorate 2009: 200
  • Doctorate 2010: 155

Mechanical Engineering Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 69 programs in mechanical engineering. Of these programs, about 40.6% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Mechanical Engineering Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 5
  • Bachelor: 28
  • Master: 23
  • Doctorate: 13

Career Trends

Mechanical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Mechanical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Mechanical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 54790
  • 25th Percentile: 69060
  • Median: 87970
  • 75th Percentile: 110270
  • 90th Percentile: 134080

Career Trends

Mechanical Engineers — Employment Trend

Mechanical Engineers — Employment Trend

Mechanical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 79660
  • Median Salary 2007: 81870
  • Median Salary 2008: 85530
  • Median Salary 2009: 86380
  • Median Salary 2010: 87970
  • Total Employed 2006: 23220
  • Total Employed 2007: 22290
  • Total Employed 2008: 23070
  • Total Employed 2009: 21420
  • Total Employed 2010: 22000

California vs National Mechanical Engineering Employment

California vs National Mechanical Engineering Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.386% (22000)

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno is near the center of the city and Fresno State University offers one mechanical engineering program. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

2. California Institute of Technology

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

California Institute of Technology, which is near the center of the city, is in Pasadena, CA. It offers four mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, CalTech offers one mechanical engineering certificate to students, one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one doctorate level mechanical engineering degree. CalTech is one of 28 research universities in California. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

3. The Naval Postgraduate School

1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943
(831) 656-2511

The Naval Postgraduate School offers three mechanical engineering programs. More specifically, NPS offers students one mechanical engineering certificate, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in mechanical engineering. It is located in the suburbs of Monterey, California. NPS is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

4. The University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
(209) 946-2011

The University of the Pacific, which is 1.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Stockton, CA and UOP offers one mechanical engineering program. Overall, 6,717 students pursue degrees in 79 UOP programs.

5. The California Maritime Academy

200 Maritime Academy Dr
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 654-1000

The California Maritime Academy offers one mechanical engineering program and this academy, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Vallejo, CA. 855 students pursue degrees in six programs at this military academy, overall. In terms of programs, this military academy is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

6. The University of California - Merced

5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343-5603
(209) 228-4400

The University of California-Merced is in Merced, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three programs in mechanical engineering. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in mechanical engineering. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

7. California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

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

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is near the heart of downtown. It offers two mechanical engineering programs. Specifically, it offers one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level mechanical engineering degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

8. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is near Los Angeles, CA. LMU offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Out of those, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in mechanical engineering to students and one master's level degree in mechanical engineering. 9,223 students pursue degrees in 97 programs at LMU, overall. This mid-sized school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering in terms of programs.

9. The University of San Diego

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

The University of San Diego is near the heart of downtown and it offers one mechanical engineering program.

10. The University of California - Berkeley

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

The University of California-Berkeley is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. This university offers three programs in mechanical engineering. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering by it, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in mechanical engineering. It is one of 28 research universities in California. UC Berkeley ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

11. The University of California - Irvine

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

The University of California-Irvine offers three mechanical engineering programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering by it, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in mechanical engineering. This big university is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown. This university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. In terms of programs, this university is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

12. California State University - Chico

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

California State University-Chico offers one mechanical engineering program and it is 0.5 miles from the heart of downtown. This school is a public 4-year institution.

13. California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Fullerton is 2.3 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in mechanical engineering. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree by it and one degree at the master's level in mechanical engineering. 35,590 students pursue degrees in 98 California State University-Fullerton programs, overall.

14. The University of California - Davis

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

The University of California-Davis offers three mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, this university offers one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in mechanical engineering. This university is located in the suburbs of Davis, California. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering in terms of programs.

15. The University of California - Santa Barbara

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

The University of California-Santa Barbara offers three programs in mechanical engineering. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering by UCSB, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in mechanical engineering. This university is located in the suburbs of Santa Barbara, California. Overall, 22,218 students seek degrees in 159 UCSB programs.

16. San Jose State University

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

San Jose State University is near the heart of downtown. San Jose State offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering and one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level. 29,076 students pursue degrees in 136 San Jose State programs, overall.

17. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is near the center of the city and SF State offers one program in mechanical engineering. 29,718 students pursue degrees in 138 programs at SFSU, overall. SFSU is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering programs.

18. California State University - Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

California State University-Sacramento offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering to students and one master's level degree in mechanical engineering. CSUS is near the heart of downtown. 27,033 students pursue degrees in 89 programs at this university, overall.

19. Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000

Santa Clara University offers three programs in mechanical engineering. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree by this university, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one doctorate level degree in mechanical engineering. Santa Clara is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. 8,687 students pursue degrees in 78 SCU programs, overall.

20. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Riverside, CA. Students are offered 47 bachelors level degrees and 11 masters level degrees by it. 4,715 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at CBU in 2010. CBU offers subjects such as public relations, communications, and personal training. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

21. California State University - Long Beach

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

California State University-Long Beach offers two mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering by it and one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level. This university is 2.6 miles from the center of the city. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

22. The University of California - San Diego

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

The University of California-San Diego, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in La Jolla, CA. UC San Diego offers four programs in mechanical engineering. Out of those, this university offers one certificate in mechanical engineering to students, one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one doctorate level mechanical engineering degree. UC San Diego is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. In terms of programs, this university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

23. The University of California - Los Angeles

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

The University of California-Los Angeles offers four programs in mechanical engineering. More specifically, UCLA offers students one mechanical engineering certificate, one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one doctorate level mechanical engineering degree. This big university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. This university ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

24. Stanford University

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

Stanford University is in the suburbs of Stanford, California. Stanford offers four mechanical engineering programs. Specifically, it offers one mechanical engineering certificate to students, one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one doctorate level degree in mechanical engineering. Overall, 19,535 students pursue degrees in 247 programs at this university. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in mechanical engineering.

25. The University of California - Riverside

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

The University of California-Riverside is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown. UCR offers three programs in mechanical engineering. Of those, it offers one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one degree at the doctorate level in mechanical engineering. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

26. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is located in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California. It offers two mechanical engineering programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree by it and one master's level mechanical engineering degree. This university is one of 28 research universities in California.

27. San Diego State University

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

San Diego State University is 6.4 miles from the center of the city. SDSU offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Specifically, this university offers students one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering and one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level. Overall, 29,187 students pursue degrees in 150 programs at San Diego State. SDSU is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in mechanical engineering.

28. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge is in the center of Northridge. CSUN offers two mechanical engineering programs. Specifically, this school offers students one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in mechanical engineering. Overall, 35,272 students pursue degrees in 110 California State University-Northridge programs.

29. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in mechanical engineering by CSULA and one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering mechanical engineering.

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