Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two civil engineering schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about civil engineering programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at University of Nevada such as Robert Abella, Sajjid Ahmad, Ahmed S Ali, Yahia Baghzouz, Thomas Barnes, and Jacimaria Batista.
Civil Engineering students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 590 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $55,080. Civil engineers in this area earn $84,810/yr and there are 2,000 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.326 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by civil engineers, and 0.691/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools in Las Vegas, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Southern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($8,990/yr) for civil engineering students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.