Illinois contains eight schools that offer civil engineering programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking civil engineering school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 civil engineering schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Lake Land College as the lowest recorded at only $3,935/yr.
Civil Engineering students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 1,660 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $51,270. Civil engineers in this state earn $77,940/yr and there are 6,790 employed.
Also, within the civil engineering schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from civil engineering, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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