Best computer engineering graduate programs in California

On average, a master’s in computer engineering salary is $30,431 higher than a bachelor’s. It can also fast-track your path to managerial and specialist roles in the field. These computer engineering grad school rankings are based on our methodology. Choose the right program for you. 

Our master’s in computer engineering rankings cover 18 of the 93 universities available, accounting for 42% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $107,661.

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#1 in California | #1 in Computer Engineering nationally

San Jose State University

San Jose, California

Economic score: 0.12

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $138,269

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $54,103

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $26,270

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

Debt to earnings: 0.19

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in California | #4 in Computer Engineering nationally

California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, California

Economic score: 0.18

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $97,266

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,100

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in California | #7 in Computer Engineering nationally

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

Economic score: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $129,018

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $44,852

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,239

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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California Baptist University

Riverside, California

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California State University-Northridge

Northridge, California

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California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, California

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University of California-Irvine

Irvine, California

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University of California-Merced

Merced, California

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University of California-Riverside

Riverside, California

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University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, California

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University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

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