Tucson has a general population of 486,699 and an overall student population of 77,749. Approximately 38,767 of Tucson's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Tucson, by student population, is University of Arizona. In 2010, approximately 57 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at University of Arizona.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Tucson's civil engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,519 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tucson civil engineering schools was an average of $35,928 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Tucson. And if you live on campus at one of the Tucson-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
If you decide to work as a civil engineer in Tucson, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 4,120 civil engineers in Arizona, 460 were working in the greater Tucson area. Tucson's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% 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 Tucson is $64,970 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.