Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 27,945 are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Iowa State University is the largest civil engineering school in Ames, based on student population. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 145 students with credentials in civil engineering.
A total of 145 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Ames in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ames's civil engineering schools was $18,366 per year for instate students and $29,586 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
After graduating with your credentials in civil engineering, if you decide to work as a civil engineer in Ames, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 690 civil engineers in Iowa, 110 were working in the greater Ames area. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Ames. 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 Ames is $45,470 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.