Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two civil engineering schools within its city limits. Christian Brothers University, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 1,926. It is the 2891st highest ranked school in the USA and the 80th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about civil engineering programs in Memphis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at Christian Brothers University such as Ray W Brown, Robert Drake, Joseph Londino, K Madhavan, Siripong Malasri, and Gene McGinnis.
Civil Engineering students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 120 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $36,200. Civil engineers in this area earn $84,380/yr and there are 540 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.887 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by civil engineers, and 0.199/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Christian Brothers University comes out as the most expensive ($12,892/yr) for civil engineering students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.