Austin has a total population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227. Of these students, 50,995 are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Austin, by student population, is The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, approximately 217 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin.
In 2010, 217 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Austin's civil engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Austin's civil engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,874 per year in instate tuition and $43,950 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $860 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board at Austin-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,272.
If you plan on staying in Austin after graduating from civil engineering school, you should know that job prospects for civil engineers in Austin, which is the most popular civil engineering profession, are good. In 2010, of the 28,100 civil engineers in Texas, 1,980 were working in the greater Austin area. Austin's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Austin is $75,170 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.