Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two civil engineering schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about civil engineering programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at University of North Florida such as John Adcox, Bob Brasswell, Joseph Campbell, Chiu Choi, Richard Conte, and Daniel Cox.
Civil Engineering students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 330 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $50,130. Civil engineers in this area earn $79,340/yr and there are 1,410 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by civil engineers, and 1/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools in Jacksonville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Florida comes out as the most expensive ($10,132/yr) for civil engineering students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|