Fairbanks has a general population of 30,224 and an overall student population of 9,137. Approximately 9,137 of Fairbanks's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Fairbanks's largest civil engineering school is University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in civil engineering.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Fairbanks's civil engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Fairbanks's civil engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,742 per year in instate tuition and $25,822 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
After graduating with your credentials in civil engineering, if you decide to work as a civil engineer in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 700 civil engineers in Alaska. Of these civil engineers, 210 were working in the greater Fairbanks area. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Fairbanks will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Fairbanks is $80,350 per year, which is lower than the average for civil engineers state-wide.