Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has two civil engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Methodist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 10,891. It is the 976th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Civil Engineering students from Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 880 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $44,970. Civil engineers in this area earn $77,560/yr and there are 1,320 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.544 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by civil engineers, and 1.031/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for civil engineering students, with The University of Texas at Arlington as the lowest, reported at only $12,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|