El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one civil engineering school within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about civil engineering programs in El Paso, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at The University of Texas at El Paso such as Cesar Carrasco, William Craver, Louis Everett, Peter Golding, Huanmin Lu, and Hong-Sioe Oey.
Civil Engineering students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 280 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $40,790. Civil engineers in this area earn $73,250/yr and there are 430 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.583 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by civil engineers, and 1.043/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso ends up costing a student $5,224/yr.