Lubbock has a general population of 199,564 and an overall student population of 36,271. Approximately 30,049 of Lubbock's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Of the 1 civil engineering schools in Lubbock, the largest civil engineering school, by student population, is Texas Tech University. Approximately 122 students graduated in 2010 from Texas Tech University with credentials in civil engineering.
A total of 122 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Lubbock in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,288 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lubbock civil engineering schools was an average of $24,936 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,805 per year, on average, for room and board at Lubbock-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 Lubbock, your job prospects are good. There were 28,100 civil engineers working in Texas and 180 working in the greater Lubbock area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of civil engineers is expected to increase by 23% in Lubbock. 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 Lubbock is $61,760 per year, which is lower than the average for civil engineers state-wide.