With an overall population of 441,545 and a student population of 59,835, approximately 14,799 of Kansas City students attend one of Kansas City's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Kansas City, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2010, University of Missouri-Kansas City graduated approximately 18 students from its civil engineering program.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a civil engineering degree in Kansas City. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,943 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kansas City civil engineering schools was an average of $36,034 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,180 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Kansas City. And if you live on campus at one of the Kansas City-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,560 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,453.
If you plan on staying in Kansas City after graduating from civil engineering school, you should know that job prospects for civil engineers in Kansas City, which is the most popular civil engineering profession, are not very good. There were 5,740 civil engineers working in Missouri and 2,260 working in the greater Kansas City area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 7% in Kansas City. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Kansas City is $74,180 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.