Columbia has a general population of 116,278 and an overall student population of 36,204. Approximately 28,482 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Columbia, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 57 students with credentials in civil engineering.
A reported 57 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,490 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbia civil engineering schools was an average of $36,066 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $936 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 civil engineers in South Carolina were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 13% in Columbia. 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 Columbia is $63,780 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.