Ankeny has a general population of 27,117 and an overall student population of 22,741. Approximately 22,324 of Ankeny's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Ankeny, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is Des Moines Area Community College. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in civil engineering.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Ankeny's civil engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Ankeny's civil engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in instate tuition and $17,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Ankeny. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
After graduating with your credentials in civil engineering, if you decide to work as a civil engineer in Ankeny, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,690 civil engineers in Iowa. Of these civil engineers, 430 were working in the greater Ankeny area. Ankeny's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Ankeny is $75,090 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.