Peoria has a total population of 112,936 and a student population of 20,393. Of these students, 5,800 are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Bradley University is the largest civil engineering school in Peoria, based on student population. In 2010, Bradley University graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in civil engineering.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Peoria in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,224 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Peoria. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,650 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Peoria, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,490 civil engineers in Illinois, 190 were working in the greater Peoria area. Peoria's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
As a civil engineer in Peoria, you can expect to make an average salary of $76,800 per year. This is higher than the average salary for civil engineers in the state.