Centralia has a total population of 14,742 and a student population of 3,574. Of these students, 3,574 are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Centralia, by student population, is Centralia College. In 2010, Centralia College graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in civil engineering.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a civil engineering degree in Centralia. If you decide to attend one of Centralia's civil engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,244 per year in instate tuition and $12,634 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Centralia-based civil engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
Many civil engineering graduates choose to work as civil engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Centralia, your job prospects are good. There were 14,330 civil engineers working in Washington State and 140 working in the greater Centralia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Centralia will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
As a civil engineer in Centralia, you can expect to make an average salary of $63,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for civil engineers in the state.