Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three civil engineering schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about civil engineering programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at Vanderbilt University such as Mark Abkowitz, Michael Alles, Adam Anderson, Robert Balcarcel, Joel Barnett, and Eric Barth.
Civil Engineering students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 430 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $48,880. Civil engineers in this area earn $71,210/yr and there are 800 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.112 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by civil engineers, and 0.594/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 3 civil engineering schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr) for civil engineering students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|