With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 32,067 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Fairfax, by student population, is George Mason University. In 2010, approximately 66 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at George Mason University.
A total of 66 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Fairfax in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's civil engineering schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from civil engineering school, you should know that job prospects for civil engineers in Fairfax, which is the most popular civil engineering profession, are good. In 2010, there were 10,470 civil engineers in Virginia. Of these civil engineers, 6,140 were working in the greater Fairfax area. Fairfax's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. 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 Fairfax is $84,820 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.