Jackson has a general population of 184,256 and an overall student population of 16,993. Approximately 8,783 of Jackson's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Jackson, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is Jackson State University. In 2010, Jackson State University graduated approximately 21 students from its civil engineering program.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Jackson in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Jackson's civil engineering schools was $17,127 per year for instate students and $23,851 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,100 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jackson-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,196 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,634.
After graduating with your credentials in civil engineering, if you decide to work as a civil engineer in Jackson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 civil engineers in Mississippi were working in the greater Jackson area. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Jackson will increase by 19% by the year 2018. 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 Jackson is $67,300 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.