Civil Engineering at Purdue University - Main Campus

Civil Engineering at Purdue University - Main Campus

Civil Engineering is one of the majors in the engineering program at Purdue University - Main Campus.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how Purdue ranks in comparison to other schools with civil eng programs.

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Civil Engineering Degrees Available at Purdue

Purdue Civil Eng Rankings

The bachelor's program at Purdue was ranked #41 on College Factual's Best Schools for civil eng list. It is also ranked #3 in Indiana.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 3
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 9
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 12
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 17
Best Civil Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 33
Best Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 33
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 39
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 42
Best Civil Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 44
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 47
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 74
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Civil Engineering 100

Popularity of Civil Eng at Purdue

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Purdue University - Main Campus handed out 161 bachelor's degrees in civil engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #9 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 3% over the previous year when 156 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 54 students received their master’s degree in civil eng from Purdue. This makes it the #27 most popular school for civil eng master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 41 students received their doctoral degrees in civil eng in 2020, making the school the #2 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Civil Eng Graduates from Purdue Make?

Salary of Civil Eng Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of civil eng students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purdue is $62,000. This is higher than $58,200, which is the national median for all civil eng bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Civil Eng Graduates from Purdue Have?

Student Debt of Civil Eng Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Purdue, civil eng students borrow a median amount of $19,909 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all civil eng bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,458.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the civil eng program at Purdue is $207 per month.

Civil Eng Student Diversity at Purdue

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the civil eng majors at Purdue University - Main Campus.

Purdue Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 161 civil eng majors earned their bachelor's degree from Purdue. Of these graduates, 71% were men and 29% were women.

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The majority of the students with this major are white. About 61% of 2020 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Purdue University - Main Campus with a bachelor's in civil eng.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 99
Non-Resident Aliens 22
Other Races 12

Purdue Civil Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 68 students who graduated with a Master’s in civil eng from Purdue in 2020, 71% were men and 29% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Purdue University - Main Campus with a master's in civil eng.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 14
Non-Resident Aliens 49
Other Races 1

Majors Similar to Civil Eng

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 557
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 410
Electrical Engineering 399
Industrial Engineering 378
Chemical Engineering 245

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