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2021 Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools

40 Colleges
$53,936 Avg Salary
$20,807 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Civil Engineering Technology School for You

Civil Engineering Technology is the #235 most popular major in the country with 1,357 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools ranking. This report analyzed 40 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Civil Engineering Technology Colleges.

Top 10 Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools

Our 2021 rankings named SUNY Polytechnic Institute the best school in the United States for civil engineering technology students. Located in the suburb of Utica, SUNY Poly is a public school with a small student population.

Civil Engineering Tech majors at SUNY Poly take out an average of $15,375 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $160.

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#2

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Point Park University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools list. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Point Park is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at Rochester Institute of Technology helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best civil engineering technology schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, civil engineering tech graduates from RIT take out $26,255 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $272, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 40 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the small suburb of Johnstown, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, civil engineering tech majors at University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Dunwoody College of Technology is a great place for civil engineering technology students. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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#6

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for civil engineering technology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Ferris is a large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for civil engineering technology students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population.

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#8

University of Maine

Orono, ME

With a ranking of #8, University of Maine did quite well on this year’s best schools for civil engineering technology students. UMaine is a large public school located in the small suburb of Orono.

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With a ranking of #9, Vermont Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for civil engineering technology students. Vermont Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Randolph.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for civil engineering technology students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Civil Engineering Tech majors at Cincinnati State take out an average of $14,380 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $149.

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Civil Engineering Technology by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 17 majors within the area of study, civil engineering technology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Sean Mack.

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