With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Carbondale, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, approximately 50 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a civil engineering degree in Carbondale. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carbondale civil engineering schools was an average of $32,848 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-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 Carbondale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 57 civil engineers in Illinois were working in the greater Carbondale area. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 25% in Carbondale. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Carbondale is $65,180 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.