Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has two civil engineering schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about civil engineering programs in Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte such as Falih Ahmad, M. Alnasra, James Amburgey, J. Brian Anderson, Ambrose Barry, and Bo Barry.
Civil Engineering students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 590 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $45,450. Civil engineers in this area earn $75,030/yr and there are 1,430 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.705 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by civil engineers, and 0.706/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools in Charlotte, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Piedmont Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,798/yr) for civil engineering students, with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $7,644/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|