Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has eleven computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Davis, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 31,247. It is the 41st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of California such as Ralph Aldredge, Rajeevan Amirtharajah, Carl Arft, Bevan Baas, Nader Bagheri, and Abdul Barakat.
Computer Engineering students from Oakland schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,420 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $75,900. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $80,880/yr and there are 3,670 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 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 11 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Oakland, only 5 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 computer engineering students, with California State University-Sacramento as the lowest, reported at only $9,120/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|