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2022 Best Civil Engineering Schools in Ohio

11 Colleges
$57,256 Avg Salary
$24,769 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Civil Engineering School for You

With 742 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, civil engineering is the #61 most popular major in Ohio.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Civil Engineering Schools in Ohio ranking. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in Ohio to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2022 Best Civil Engineering Schools in Ohio

The colleges and universities below are the best for civil eng majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Civil Engineering Schools

Our 2022 rankings named Ohio Northern University the best school in Ohio for civil engineering students. ONU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Ada.

While working on their degree, civil eng majors at ONU accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Case Western Reserve University is a great place for civil engineering students. Located in the city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, civil eng majors at Case Western accumulate an average of around $22,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $228, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Dayton is a great place for civil engineering students. UDayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Dayton.

Civil Eng majors at UDayton take out an average of $26,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Mount Union is a great place for civil engineering students. Mount Union is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Alliance.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Ohio State University - Main Campus is a great place for civil engineering students. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

After completing their degree, civil eng graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debtload of $26,457. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $275, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for civil engineering students. Located in the city of Cincinnati, UC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, civil eng graduates from UC carry an average student debtload of $24,758. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $257.

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With a ranking of #7, Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for civil engineering students. OHIO Athens is a very large public school located in the town of Athens.

After completing their degree, civil eng graduates from OHIO Athens carry an average student debtload of $25,658. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $266.

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#8

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

University of Toledo did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for civil engineering students. It came in at #8 on the list. University of Toledo is a large public school located in the city of Toledo.

The average amount in student loans that civil eng majors at University of Toledo take out is $19,312. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $200.

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University of Akron Main Campus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Civil Engineering Schools in Ohio ranking. University of Akron Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the city of Akron.

While working on their degree, civil eng majors at University of Akron Main Campus accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for civil engineering students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the city of Cleveland, Cleveland State University is a public school with a large student population.

On average, civil eng graduates from Cleveland State University take out $26,500 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $275, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Civil Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 446
Illinois 921
Indiana 453
Wisconsin 395

Civil Engineering is one of 40 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,598
Electrical Engineering 30,670
Computer Engineering 16,932
Chemical Engineering 13,610
Biomedical Engineering 12,258

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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 Master Sgt. Roger Parsons.

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