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2023 Civil Engineering Cost

There are about 43,791 students enrolled in Civil Engineering in the USA.

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Civil engineering is the 110th most expensive degree in the United States, with a median cost of $38,326 amongst the top 50 programs.

The Mid East has the most expensive colleges with top 50 civil engineering programs predominantly led by George Washington University with an annual cost of $56,845. Pennsylvania is the most expensive state for civil engineering led by Bucknell University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 76.22% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 41.97% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Citadel Military College of South Carolina. It costs just $75 per year, but it's ranked 65th for its civil engineering program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  might be a good fit for you, ranked #12 with an in-state cost of just $7,610. Another more affordable choice would be #18, University of Florida in Alachua County, FL with a cost of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for out-of-state students.

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