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Civil Engineering at George Washington University

If you are interested in studying civil engineering, you may want to check out the program at George Washington University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 21 civil eng majors received their bachelor's degree from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Civil Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Civil Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Eng
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Eng
  • Doctorate Degree in Civil Eng

GWU Civil Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the civil eng progam at GWU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The civil eng major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Civil Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Civil Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools 12

In 2021, 4 students received their master’s degree in civil eng from GWU. This makes it the #171 most popular school for civil eng master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in civil eng, making the school the #110 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Civil Eng Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the civil eng majors at George Washington University.

GWU Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 52% of civil eng bachelor's degrees went to men and 48% went to women. The typical civil eng bachelor's degree program is made up of only 29% women. So female students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 19% more women than average.


About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in civil eng at GWU are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 5% more racial-ethnic minorities in its civil eng bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in civil eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 11
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

GWU Civil Engineering Master’s Program

50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 4 students who earned a master's degree in Civil Engineering from GWU in 2020-2021, 50% were men and 50% were women.


In the civil eng master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 21% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in civil eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

GWU also has a doctoral program available in civil eng. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Civil Eng Grads May Go Into

A degree in civil eng can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Engineers 2,640 $132,530
Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,360 $152,130
Civil Engineers 1,110 $99,820
Environmental Engineers 330 $100,060


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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