Top School in Pomona, CA, for Becoming a Computer Engineer

Four schools in the Pomona, CA, area have top ranking computer engineering programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for computer engineering, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

There are no colleges or universities located directly in Pomona, CA, that provide programs in computer engineering. However, relevant programs are available through four universities found within 25 miles of the city. Based on ranking and computing facilities, the following public university is considered a top school in the Pomona area for computer engineering programs:

  • Winner: California State University - Long Beach, located approximately 23 miles from Pomona, CA, is the second largest university by student population in the Pomona area to offer degree programs in computer engineering. The Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Engineering.

School Info Chart

Category California State University - Long Beach
Ranking #33 (tie) Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*
Location Long Beach, California
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $6,240 (in state); $17,400 (out-of-state)**
Computer Engineering Degrees Offered Bachelor's and master's
Computer Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 24**
Most Popular Computer Engineering Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (24 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 60%**
Noteworthy Bachelor's degree program in computer engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

California State University - Long Beach

  • Several open and specialized computer labs available
  • Evening classes offered in the master's degree program
  • Many student organizations in engineering available, including those affiliated with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association for Computing Machinery Women in Computing (ACM-W)

California State University was established in 1949. It enrolls more than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science has more than 60 full- and part-time faculty members with expertise in subjects such as artificial intelligence, information technology security measures and data analysis. It operates seven research centers, including ones focusing on aerospace technology and logistics management systems. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science with an option in computer engineering.

The 121-unit Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program focuses on mathematics, engineering science and physics. Program topics include microprocessors and controllers, computer logic design, operating systems, chip design, fundamentals of electrical circuits and computer architecture. Along with computer engineering design courses, students participate in labs and complete a senior project.

Students in the 30-unit Master of Science in Computer Science program with an option in computer engineering learn about the theories and designs of computer software and hardware. Topics of study include chip design, computer architecture, advanced operating systems, chip applications, fault-tolerant computing systems and analysis of algorithms. The college requires that applicants have at least one year of instruction in an object-oriented programming language. Students choose between a final project or thesis.

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