With an overall population of 39,573 and a student population of 31,581, approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg students attend one of Blacksburg's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Blacksburg, by student population, is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2010, approximately 314 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
In 2010, 314 students graduated with a civil engineering degree in Blacksburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Blacksburg civil engineering schools was an average of $32,838 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Blacksburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 54 civil engineers in Virginia were working in the greater Blacksburg area. Blacksburg's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 26% 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 Blacksburg is $65,940 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for civil engineers.
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