# Best engineering graduate schools in California

Engineering master’s graduates in California earn a weighted average salary of $97,785 3 years after graduation, placing them in the top 25% nationally.

Our engineering graduate rankings cover 17 of the 27 programs available in California, accounting for 93% of total student graduates. We only include schools with sufficient earnings and/or debt data.

Cost of living is not considered when comparing states.

Interested in how we rank schools? Review our ranking methodology.

#### San Jose State University

San Jose, California

The **Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of California, Davis

Davis, California

The **Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

The **Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Stanford University

Stanford, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Sacramento

Sacramento, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of the Pacific

Stockton, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

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### How long does it take to pay down debt in engineering in California?

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

### How much do graduates with a master's degree in engineering earn in California?

$97,785

The median master's degree in engineering graduate earns $97,785 3 years after graduating.

### How much does a master's degree in engineering cost in California?

$19,492

The average annual cost of a master's degree in engineering is $19,492. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.

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