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2023 Civil Engineering Students

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

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College is an exceedingly meaningful adventure in one's life; it's an occasion for personal growth and development. Undergrads begin to find out what they can become and develop many of the rudimentary skills to be a thriving adult. But learning isn't exclusively confined to a classroom - the campus dialogue, the life lesson received from an old professor, the exposure to a different vantage point. Therefore, a diverse college experience vastly improves what you gain from your time in school.

Civil Engineering is a more popular major for students of color than white students. 49% of the US' Civil Engineering majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(29%), latino students (12%), and asian students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is San Diego State University located in San Diego, CA.

Secondly, Civil Engineering significatly skews male, with 72% of students majoring in Civil Engineering identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Another important type of diversity is class diversity. Civil Engineering ranks around average for socioeconomic diversity (56th percentile). 30% of its students come from very high income households, 16% are from homes with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 24% grew up in low income households. Rice University has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Civil Engineering. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Ivy League is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 9%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 12%

  • White: 49%

  • Other: 29%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 72%

  • Female: 28%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 30%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 67%

  • Out of State: 26%

  • International: 7%

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