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2021 Most Popular Online Civil Engineering Schools

13 Colleges
$60,122 Avg Salary
$23,807 Avg Student Debt

Civil Engineering is the #54 most popular major in the country with 21,938 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online Civil Engineering Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 13 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for civil eng majors pursuing an online .

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Our 2021 rankings named Clemson University the most popular online school in the United States for civil engineering students. Clemson is a very large public school located in the suburb of Clemson.

The average amount in student loans that civil eng majors at Clemson take out is $24,150. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $251, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

The excellent online programs at University of North Dakota helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best civil engineering schools in the United States. UND is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Grand Forks.

Civil Eng majors at UND take out an average of $29,000 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $301.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Holmes Community College is a great place for civil engineering students pursuing an online degree. Holmes Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Goodman.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a great place for civil engineering students pursuing an online degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, civil eng graduates from WPI carry an average student debtload of $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Columbia University in the City of New York. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Civil Engineering Schools list. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, civil eng graduates from Columbia take out $61,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $717, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Civil Engineering Schools list. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Rolla.

While working on their degree, civil eng majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology accumulate an average of around $25,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Civil Engineering Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, UofSC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Civil Engineering Schools list. Located in the city of Newark, NJIT is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, civil eng majors at NJIT accumulate an average of around $27,380 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $304, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best civil engineering programs. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, civil eng graduates from University of Arizona carry an average student debtload of $19,055. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $198, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best civil engineering programs. Located in the city of Louisville, UofL is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that civil eng majors at UofL take out is $24,886. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $258, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

One of 38 majors within the area of study, civil engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Civil Eng

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,405
Electrical Engineering 31,384
Computer Engineering 15,891
Chemical Engineering 14,406
Biomedical Engineering 12,001

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • 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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