If you are interested in pursuing civil engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 civil engineering schools in Tampa, Florida. With an overall population of 303,447 and a student population of 90,964, approximately 40,435 of Tampa students attend one of Tampa's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools in Tampa, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is University of South Florida-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 122 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at University of South Florida-Main Campus.
In 2010, 167 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Tampa's civil engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Tampa's civil engineering schools was $18,927 per year for instate students and $29,736 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Tampa. And if you live on campus at one of the Tampa-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,750 per year, on average, for room and board. 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 Tampa, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 16,380 civil engineers in Florida. Of these civil engineers, 2,510 were working in the greater Tampa area. Tampa's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 8% 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 Tampa is $73,870 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.
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