Louisville has a general population of 256,231 and an overall student population of 48,950. Approximately 21,016 of Louisville's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Louisville, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is University of Louisville. In 2010, University of Louisville graduated approximately 72 students with credentials in civil engineering.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a civil engineering degree in Louisville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,686 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Louisville civil engineering schools was an average of $31,014 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Louisville. And if you live on campus at one of the Louisville-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,602 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,084.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Louisville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,100 civil engineers in Kentucky. Of these civil engineers, 900 were working in the greater Louisville area. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 16% in Louisville. 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 Louisville is $75,460 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.