Valparaiso has a total population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144. Of these students, 4,065 are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Valparaiso's largest civil engineering school is Valparaiso University. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Valparaiso University.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Valparaiso's civil engineering schools. If you decide to attend a civil engineering school in Valparaiso, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,320.
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 Valparaiso. And if you live on campus at one of the Valparaiso-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
If you decide to work as a civil engineer in Valparaiso, your job prospects are good. There were 3,230 civil engineers working in Indiana and 340 working in the greater Valparaiso area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 22% in Valparaiso. 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 Valparaiso is $74,090 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.