With an overall population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642, approximately 6,996 of Bethlehem students attend one of Bethlehem's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Lehigh University is the largest civil engineering school in Bethlehem, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 68 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Lehigh University.
A total of 88 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Bethlehem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,630 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from civil engineering school, you should know that job prospects for civil engineers in Bethlehem, which is the most popular civil engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 civil engineers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Bethlehem area. Bethlehem's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Bethlehem is $70,390 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.