With an overall population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406, approximately 4,574 of Fairmont students attend one of Fairmont's schools that offer civil engineering programs.
The largest civil engineering school in Fairmont, by student population, is Fairmont State University. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Fairmont State University.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in civil engineering in Fairmont in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairmont's civil engineering schools was $15,872 per year for instate students and $21,604 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a civil engineering program in Fairmont. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairmont-based civil engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in civil engineering, if you decide to work as a civil engineer in Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,340 civil engineers in West Virginia, 210 were working in the greater Fairmont area. Fairmont's civil engineer workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for civil engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a civil engineer in Fairmont is $62,330 per year, which is lower than the average for civil engineers state-wide.