Civil Engineering Schools

As a professor or instructor of civil engineering classes at one of the 415 accredited civil engineering schools in the country, you play a crucial role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the civil engineering academic community and the future trends. Academia in civil engineering includes civil engineering training at the following levels:

  • Civil Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering
  • Masters degree in Civil Engineering
  • PhD degree in Civil Engineering


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Civil engineering professionals

430,530 446,860 464,410 447,330 415,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

415,840 civil engineering professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has shrunk by 3%.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Civil engineering professionals

10th percentile
$36,537
25th percentile
$44,863
50th percentile
$56,760
75th percentile
$71,470
90th percentile
$87,307

In 2010, the median salary earned by civil engineering professionals around the nation, was $56,760 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for civil engineering professionals in the US was 12% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Civil Engineering

$50,373 $52,533 $54,460 $56,053 $56,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Civil engineering professionals' salaries have seen a 13% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Civil Engineering Student enrollment growth by degree

1,096 1,087 1,091 1,167 1,216
9,511 10,163 11,019 11,393 11,772
750 805 752 762 714
3,770 3,482 3,595 3,794 4,075
207 172 208 252 289
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Grey: Certificate in Civil Engineering

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for civil engineering professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 15,334 students graduated from civil engineering degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 18,066 students graduated from civil engineering schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 18% growth in the number of civil engineering graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from civil engineering courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Civil Engineering Programs offered Nationwide

associate
142
bachelor
265
master
200
doctor
114
Certificate
57
Total778

It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering civil engineering programs has decreased. In the year 2006, there were 424 civil engineering schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 415 schools.

Civil Engineering Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California29 Schools
  2. Florida27 Schools
  3. New York24 Schools
  4. Ohio19 Schools
  5. Pennsylvania17 Schools
  6. Texas17 Schools
  7. Washington State15 Schools
  8. New Jersey14 Schools
  9. North Carolina14 Schools
  10. Wisconsin12 Schools
  11. Michigan11 Schools
  12. South Carolina11 Schools
  13. Massachusetts11 Schools
  14. Missouri10 Schools
  15. Indiana10 Schools
  16. Oregon10 Schools
  17. Illinois9 Schools
  18. Georgia8 Schools
  19. Tennessee8 Schools
  20. Iowa8 Schools
  21. Alabama8 Schools
  22. Minnesota7 Schools
  23. Virginia7 Schools
  24. Arizona7 Schools
  25. Connecticut6 Schools
  26. Mississippi6 Schools
  27. Utah6 Schools
  28. West Virginia6 Schools
  29. Louisiana6 Schools
  30. Maryland6 Schools
  31. Colorado6 Schools
  32. Idaho5 Schools
  33. Kentucky5 Schools
  34. Oklahoma5 Schools
  35. Delaware4 Schools
  36. Washington DC4 Schools
  37. South Dakota4 Schools
  38. New Mexico4 Schools
  39. Kansas4 Schools
  40. Montana3 Schools
  41. Nebraska3 Schools
  42. Nevada3 Schools
  43. Vermont3 Schools
  44. North Dakota3 Schools
  45. Alaska2 Schools
  46. Arkansas2 Schools
  47. Maine2 Schools
  48. Rhode Island1 Schools
  49. Hawaii1 Schools
  50. New Hampshire1 Schools
  51. Wyoming1 Schools

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