Virginia contains four schools that offer civil engineering programs. George Mason University, the highest-ranking civil engineering school in VA, has a total student population of 32,067 and is the 898th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 civil engineering schools in Virginia, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Mason University comes out as the most expensive ($10,384/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
Civil Engineering students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 2,790 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $47,640. Civil engineers in this state earn $81,140/yr and there are 9,550 employed.
Also, within the civil engineering schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from civil engineering, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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