Columbia has a general population of 84,531 and an overall student population of 48,122. Approximately 31,237 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Columbia's largest civil engineering school is University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated approximately 96 students with credentials in civil engineering.
A total of 96 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Columbia in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Columbia's civil engineering schools was $20,741 per year for instate students and $31,832 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,040 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,150 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in civil engineering, if you decide to work as a civil engineer in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. There were 5,740 civil engineers working in Missouri and 140 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 7% in Columbia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
As a civil engineer in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,410 per year. This is higher than the average salary for civil engineers in the state.