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Engineering Change in the Sacramento Region

Sacramento State’s College of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) is playing a vital role in the economic and cultural revolution of Sacramento and the surrounding region. Exceptional educational opportunities are producing the next generation of innovative thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders.

As technology pervades an ever-increasing segment of daily life, the need for people with the skills and knowledge that are taught at ECS is ever growing in importance and demand. At ECS, we provide our students with contemporary curricula, engaging pedagogy, and in-depth research opportunities that are preparing them for a lifetime of professional achievement and intellectual growth. Our students are given hands-on learning opportunities through to such programs as the Solar Nest House, Formula SAE Racing, the Precast Pre-Stressed Concrete Institute Club, and Computer Technology Club. The prestige of our programs also is on the rise. ECS is one of the few institutions in the country to have earned formal recognition by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for Cybersecurity education.

Complementing their drive to support student excellence in the classroom, our faculty have a deep passion for research, scholarship, and creative activity. ECS faculty are committed to discovery, the development of ideas, and dissemination of knowledge because they value student and community success. Among our ranks, our faculty have received research grants from the National Science Foundation, contracts from the California Energy Commission, and support for sponsored projects from private industry.

The impact of ECS’ work is manifested in the number of career-ready graduates we produced. Within six months of graduation, 85 percent of ECS graduates secure a full-time job in their major field. Plus, graduates from the Department of Construction Management have experienced 100 percent job placement for nearly a decade. We are driven to build on this success. By 2023, Sacramento State’s ECS will produce more career-ready engineers, computer scientists, and construction managers than any other college in the region.

We invite you to partner with us as we strengthen our position as the leader in engineering, computer science, and construction management education for the Sacramento region and the country.

On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State, is supporting the College of Engineering and Computer Science as it seeks to raise critical funds to:

Campaign Priorities

Hornet Leadership Program (HLP)

The Hornet Leadership Program (HLP) is a co-curricular platform of leadership training experiences created to complement our students’ technical development and strengthen their ability to serve society with excellence, distinction, and outstanding leadership qualities. Continued expansion of HLP is necessary for our college to more significantly impact our community.

Lab Renovations and Development

For our students and faculty, we aim to improve our infrastructure for the computational and physical tools they need to advance their work related to discovery, demonstration, teaching and learning, and the dissemination of knowledge.

Teaching and Research Effectiveness

Teaching, learning, and applied research are at the heart of our college. To maintain our excellence in the classroom, our faculty must continue to have the necessary resources to invest creative thought into innovative teaching methodologies, course content, and research opportunities.


Presently, about 60 percent of Sacramento State students receive some level of financial aid. We want to increase scholarship funding for ECS students because academic studies have shown that students who receive financial assistance outperform students who are burdened with debt and educational repayment commitments.

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College of Engineering & Computer Science

Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.

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