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Software Engineering Schools in California

There are ten California schools offering software engineering programs. 461 students graduated from programs at California software engineering schools in 2010. 379 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 80 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 451 students graduate from programs in California in software engineering per year. This accounts for about 24% of software engineering students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 80 students graduated with a software engineering degree at the bachelor's level, 379 with a master's level degree, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

Ten software engineering schools are located in this state. And of these, while four schools are private, six schools are public. Public software engineering school tuition varies from $4,858 to $6,480, while private software engineering school tuition varies from $7,340 to $37,368.

Average tuition for software engineering programs is $10,565. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,858 every year, is at California State University-Fullerton, the highest tuition for software engineering programs, which is $37,368 every year, is at Santa Clara University.

Schools in this state offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing software engineering.

Software Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 451 students graduate from programs in California in software engineering per year. This accounts for about 24% of software engineering students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 80 students graduated with a software engineering degree at the bachelor's level, 379 with a master's level degree, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

Software Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 2
  • Bachelor 2007: 23
  • Bachelor 2008: 44
  • Bachelor 2009: 78
  • Bachelor 2010: 80
  • Master 2006: 199
  • Master 2007: 235
  • Master 2008: 396
  • Master 2009: 599
  • Master 2010: 379
  • Doctorate 2006: 1
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 2
  • Doctorate 2009: 3
  • Doctorate 2010: 2

Software Engineering Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 13 programs in software engineering. Of these programs, around 61.5% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the bachelors level and the doctoral level.

Software Engineering Program Availability in California

  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 8
  • Doctorate: 1

Software Developers, Systems Software — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Systems Software — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 68170
  • 25th Percentile: 85110
  • Median: 108300
  • 75th Percentile: 134770
  • 90th Percentile: 161130

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 62540
  • 25th Percentile: 79960
  • Median: 100840
  • 75th Percentile: 123910
  • 90th Percentile: 145710

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Salary by Percentile

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42130
  • 25th Percentile: 59680
  • Median: 82330
  • 75th Percentile: 105820
  • 90th Percentile: 128520

Software Developers, Systems Software — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Systems Software — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 93970
  • Median Salary 2007: 98180
  • Median Salary 2008: 103670
  • Median Salary 2009: 107110
  • Median Salary 2010: 108300
  • Total Employed 2006: 50400
  • Total Employed 2007: 52000
  • Total Employed 2008: 69520
  • Total Employed 2009: 69200
  • Total Employed 2010: 69040

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 90140
  • Median Salary 2007: 94080
  • Median Salary 2008: 95520
  • Median Salary 2009: 100520
  • Median Salary 2010: 100840
  • Total Employed 2006: 84550
  • Total Employed 2007: 82410
  • Total Employed 2008: 73700
  • Total Employed 2009: 76960
  • Total Employed 2010: 78150

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Employment Trend

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 70080
  • Median Salary 2007: 73050
  • Median Salary 2008: 77360
  • Median Salary 2009: 78070
  • Median Salary 2010: 82330
  • Total Employed 2006: 29400
  • Total Employed 2007: 29970
  • Total Employed 2008: 30300
  • Total Employed 2009: 30840
  • Total Employed 2010: 24150

California vs National Software Engineering Employment

California vs National Software Engineering Employment

  • Employed in California: 16.144% (171340)

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1. The Naval Postgraduate School

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

The Naval Postgraduate School is located in the suburbs of Monterey, California. This school offers two software engineering programs. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the master's level in software engineering by NPS and one degree at the doctorate level in software engineering. It is a public 4-year institution. NPS is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering software engineering programs.

2. DeVry University - California

901 Corporate Ctr Dr
Pomona, CA 91768-2642
(909) 622-8866

DeVry University-California, which is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Pomona, CA and DeVry offers one software engineering program. Overall, 13,259 students pursue degrees in 21 DeVry University-California programs. In terms of programs, DeVry is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering software engineering.

3. Northwestern Polytechnic University

47671 Westinghouse Drive
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 657-5913

Northwestern Polytechnic University is located in Fremont, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in software engineering. Out of those, it offers one software engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level degree in software engineering. It is a 4-year institution. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in software engineering.

4. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University is in La Jolla, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one software engineering program. In terms of enrollment, NU ranks fifth in the state of California.

5. Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA 94002-1908
(650) 508-3500

Founded in 1851, Notre Dame de Namur University is a 4-year institution. NDNU is in the suburbs of Belmont, California. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California. It offers students six certificates, 22 bachelors level degrees, and 21 masters level degrees. 1,790 students sought degrees from the 41 programs at NDNU in 2010. It offers subjects including software engineering, english, and public administration. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits this school.

6. California State University - Fullerton

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

California State University-Fullerton is near the center of the city and this school offers one program in software engineering. Overall, 35,590 students seek degrees in 98 California State University-Fullerton programs. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in software engineering.

7. San Jose State University

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

San Jose State University is near the center of the city. It offers two software engineering programs. Specifically, San Jose State offers one degree at the bachelor's level in software engineering to students and one master's level degree in software engineering. Overall, 29,076 students pursue degrees in 136 San Jose State programs. SJSU is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering software engineering programs.

8. California State University - Sacramento

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

California State University-Sacramento is 3.8 miles from the heart of downtown and Sac State offers one software engineering program. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering software engineering.

9. Santa Clara University

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

Santa Clara University is near the heart of downtown and Santa Clara offers one program in software engineering. 8,687 students seek degrees in 78 programs at this university, overall. In terms of programs, it is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering software engineering.

10. 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 and it offers one software engineering program. This research university is one of 28 research universities in California. It is the biggest institution in the state of California offering software engineering in terms of programs.

11. California State University - Northridge

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

California State University-Northridge offers one program in software engineering and CSUN is in the center of Northridge. This big school is a public 4-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in software engineering.