Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has two civil engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Old Dominion University, the highest ranked school in this group with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 24,013. It is the 1518th highest ranked school in the USA and the 38th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about civil engineering programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at Old Dominion University such as Kevin Adams, Sacharia Albin, Jean-Paul Arnaout, V Asari, Robert Ash, and David Basco.
Civil Engineering students from Virginia Beach 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 620 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $48,630. Civil engineers in this area earn $75,300/yr and there are 2,380 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.239 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by civil engineers, and 0.841/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 2 civil engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Old Dominion University comes out as the most expensive ($10,173/yr) for civil engineering students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|