With an overall population of 110,257 and a student population of 22,602, approximately 16,361 of Lafayette students attend one of Lafayette's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Lafayette's largest civil engineering school is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2010, University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduated approximately 13 students from its civil engineering program.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Lafayette's civil engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lafayette's civil engineering schools was $12,764 per year for instate students and $21,336 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lafayette-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,614.
If you plan on staying in Lafayette after graduating from civil engineering school, you should know that job prospects for civil engineers in Lafayette, which is the most popular civil engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 3,500 civil engineers in Louisiana, 320 were working in the greater Lafayette area. The number of civil engineers in Lafayette is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.