Best Civil Engineering Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Civil Engineering degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 23 Civil Engineering schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Civil Engineering Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 4 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 220 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 178 Master's degrees, 24 Doctoral degrees, 13 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
2 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 3 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 277 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 164 Master's degrees, 68 Bachelor's degrees, and 45 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
3 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 4 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 152 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 78 Bachelor's degrees, 62 Master's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 88 Reviews
4 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 3 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 209 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 136 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Master's degrees, and 17 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
5 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 4 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 36 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
6 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 3 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 143 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 89 Bachelor's degrees, 37 Master's degrees, and 17 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
7 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 2 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 185 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 164 Bachelor's degrees, and 21 Master's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
8 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology offers 3 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 3 Doctoral degrees, 1 Master's degree.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 2 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 188 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 164 Bachelor's degrees, and 24 Master's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
10 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University offers 2 Civil Engineering Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 54 students graduated in the study area of Civil Engineering with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, and 14 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews

List of all Civil Engineering Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
5/5
7 : 1 2,255
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA
2/5
31 : 1 23,717
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
University of the Pacific University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
5/5
12 : 1 6,281
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
32 : 1 27,680
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541

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What Civil Engineering degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 22 Colleges 1,666 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 3 Colleges 6 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 7 Colleges 124 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 19 Colleges 774 Graduates
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