San Jose, CA (population: 977,893) has two computer engineering schools within its city limits. San Jose State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 31,280. It is the 1434th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about computer engineering programs in San Jose, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at San Jose State University such as Horacio Alfaro, Shanmuga Appajodu, Ortal Arazi, John Athanasiou, William Barrett, and Ahmer Bhatty.
Computer Engineering students from San Jose 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 4,490 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $109,190. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $98,570/yr and there are 4,640 employed.
San Jose lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in San Jose are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 5/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 2 computer engineering schools in San Jose, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Jose State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,169/yr) for computer engineering students, with San Jose State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,169/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Jose|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.8 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||25.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||30.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||31.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||32.8 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||40.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||42.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||46.3 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||88.7 miles|