Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two civil engineering schools within its city limits. Northeastern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 27,537. It is the 56th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Civil Engineering students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 520 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $55,880. Civil engineers in this area earn $87,840/yr and there are 5,630 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.338 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by civil engineers, and 0.307/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for civil engineering students, with Wentworth Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $26,455/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|