Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has eleven civil engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about civil engineering programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at Stanford University such as Nick Bambos, Stephen Boyd, John Bravman, Fu Kuo Chang, Sam Chiu, and John Cioffi.
Civil Engineering students from Oakland schools who go on to become civil engineers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 259,320 people working as civil engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $81,180. Also, Civil engineering technicians make on average $47,420 per year and there are about 82,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 470 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $69,200. Civil engineers in this area earn $92,670/yr and there are 4,600 employed.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by civil engineers, and 0/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 11 civil engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Oakland, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Clara University comes out as the most expensive ($35,245/yr) for civil engineering students, with San Joaquin Delta College as the lowest, reported at only $6,677/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|