Lexington has a general population of 6,867 and an overall student population of 3,653. Approximately 1,500 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Virginia Military Institute is the largest civil engineering school in Lexington, based on student population. In 2010, Virginia Military Institute graduated approximately 35 students from its civil engineering program.
A total of 35 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering from civil engineering schools in Lexington in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Lexington's civil engineering schools was $20,657 per year for instate students and $38,205 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $775 for civil engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,792 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lexington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,470 civil engineers in Virginia. Of these civil engineers, 130 were working in the greater Lexington area. The number of civil engineers in Lexington is expected 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 Lexington is $60,200 per year, which is lower than the average for civil engineers state-wide.