Tacoma has a general population of 193,556 and an overall student population of 22,872. Approximately 5,458 of Tacoma's students are enrolled in schools that offer civil engineering programs.
Bates Technical College is the largest civil engineering school in Tacoma, based on student population. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Bates Technical College with credentials in civil engineering.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a civil engineering degree from one of Tacoma's civil engineering schools. In 2009 tuition at civil engineering schools in Tacoma was $4,230 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,120 for civil engineering related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Tacoma after graduating from civil engineering school, you should know that job prospects for civil engineers in Tacoma, which is the most popular civil engineering profession, are good. In 2010, of the 14,330 civil engineers in Washington State, 640 were working in the greater Tacoma area. The government projects that the number of civil engineers in Tacoma will increase by 16% 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 Tacoma is $78,240 per year, which is higher than the average for civil engineers state-wide.