With an overall population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088, approximately 16,874 of Birmingham students attend one of Birmingham's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
University of Alabama at Birmingham is the largest civil engineering school in Birmingham, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 41 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A total of 41 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Birmingham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Birmingham's civil engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in instate tuition and $25,451 per year in out of state tuition.
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 $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board at Birmingham-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
If you decide to work as a civil engineer in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. There were 4,560 civil engineers working in Alabama and 200 working in the greater Birmingham area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Birmingham. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Birmingham is $58,070 per year, which is lower than the average for civil engineers state-wide.