Boulder has a total population of 94,673 and a student population of 34,443. Of these students, 33,010 are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Boulder's largest civil engineering school is University of Colorado Boulder. In 2010, University of Colorado Boulder graduated approximately 115 students with credentials in civil engineering.
In 2010, 115 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Boulder's civil engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Boulder's civil engineering schools was $24,757 per year for instate students and $45,011 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board at Boulder-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boulder, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 20 civil engineers in Colorado were working in the greater Boulder area. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Boulder will increase by 10% 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 Boulder is $76,620 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.