Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has four civil engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arizona State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 68,064. It is the 730th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Civil Engineering students from Mesa schools who go on to become civil engineers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 259,320 people working as civil engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $81,180. Also, Civil engineering technicians make on average $47,420 per year and there are about 82,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 1,460 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $47,570. Civil engineers in this area earn $79,380/yr and there are 2,800 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by civil engineers, and 1/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 4 civil engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for civil engineering students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|