Irvine has a general population of 143,072 and an overall student population of 49,470. Approximately 27,142 of Irvine's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
University of California-Irvine is the largest civil engineering school in Irvine, based on student population. In 2010, University of California-Irvine graduated approximately 131 students from its civil engineering program.
In 2010, 131 students graduated with a civil engineering degree in Irvine. If you decide to attend one of Irvine's civil engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,828 per year in instate tuition and $47,497 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,645 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board at Irvine-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Irvine, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 civil engineers in California were working in the greater Irvine area. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Irvine will increase by 15% by the year 2018. 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 Irvine is $91,300 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.