Ruston has a general population of 20,546 and an overall student population of 11,282. Approximately 11,264 of Ruston's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Ruston, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is Louisiana Tech University. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Louisiana Tech University.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Ruston's civil engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Ruston's civil engineering schools was $15,534 per year for instate students and $20,931 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ruston-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ruston, your job prospects are average. There were 3,500 civil engineers working in Louisiana and 50 working in the greater Ruston area in 2010. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Ruston will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Ruston is $89,290 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.