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2021 Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States

183 Colleges
14,832 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,893 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Civil Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesCivil Engineering is the #36 most popular major in the country with 14,832 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 183 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in civil eng. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent civil engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the civil engineering program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

More Ways to Rank Civil Engineering Schools

The civil eng school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Civil Eng Schools for Veterans.

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2021 Best Civil Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying civil eng.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Civil Engineering Schools

Missouri University of Science and Technology landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value civil engineering schools. Located in the town of Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public college with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Missouri University of Science and Technology has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Missouri University of Science and Technology supports 8,601 students, and 304 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 199 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,638. On top of their other funding sources, 13 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value civil engineering schools. Located in the small city of Rapid City, SD Mines is a public college with a small student population. SD Mines excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 2,654 students enrolled at SD Mines, 143 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 81 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,309. SD Mines does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M also made our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #6.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. NJIT is a fairly large public school located in the city of Newark. NJIT also made our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #9.

According to our most recent data, NJIT supports 11,423 students, and 142 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 99 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,685. NJIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Georgia Tech, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 383 of the 32,723 students enrolled at Georgia Tech were GI Bill® students, of which 294 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,277. On top of their other funding sources, 2 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Manhattan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Riverdale. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Manhattan also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States ranking.

Of the 4,232 students enrolled at Manhattan, 167 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $25,520. On top of their other funding sources, 84 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Illinois Institute of Technology landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value civil engineering schools. Located in the city of Chicago, Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Illinois Tech has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States ranking.

Of the 6,753 students enrolled at Illinois Tech, 64 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 45 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,909. During this same period, 10 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Stevens Institute of Technology earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Stevens is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hoboken. Stevens also made our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #1.

Of the 6,929 students enrolled at Stevens, 39 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 28 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,636. In addition to receiving other benefits, 13 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Austin. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UT Austin also did well on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Iowa State University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Iowa State also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Of the 34,992 students enrolled at Iowa State, 824 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 455 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,422. To help with additional expenses, 14 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Southern California landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value civil engineering schools. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. USC excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 47,310 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,271. In addition to receiving other benefits, 415 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. USC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States rankings.

Among the 34,683 students enrolled at Virginia Tech, 1,159 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,824. To help with additional expenses, 14 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #13 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UW Seattle is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 47,400 students enrolled at UW Seattle, 1,278 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMCP is a very large public school located in the suburb of College Park. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMCP is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. To help with additional expenses, 7 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Our rankings recognize Northeastern University as the #15 school in this year's rankings. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Northeastern excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Northeastern supports 21,627 students, and 700 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 515 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,457. In addition to receiving other benefits, 171 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 51,585 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,977. In addition to receiving other benefits, 156 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, NC State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, NC State supports 35,479 students, and 1,068 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 719 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,891. During this same period, 33 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Berkeley comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. UC Berkeley also made our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #8.

According to our most recent data, UC Berkeley supports 42,501 students, and 557 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 401 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,465. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University earned the #19 spot in our 2021 rankings. Clarkson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Potsdam. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Clarkson is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 4,274 students enrolled at Clarkson, 70 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 45 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $23,853. On top of their other funding sources, 40 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Clarkson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #20 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, U of F is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F, 1,109 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,193. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #21 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. RPI not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 7,895 students enrolled at RPI, 101 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 52 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,716. During this same period, 53 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #22 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan Technological University. Michigan Tech is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Houghton. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Michigan Tech is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 125 of the 7,172 students enrolled at Michigan Tech were GI Bill® students, of which 76 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,388. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #23 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Wisconsin also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 554 of the 43,463 students enrolled at Wisconsin were GI Bill® students, of which 346 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,489. During this same period, 21 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Wisconsin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University earned the #24 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 35,400 students enrolled at San Jose State, 658 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 403 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,381. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Arlington comes in at #25 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 47,899 students enrolled at UT Arlington, 2,100 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,506 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,897. UT Arlington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
28 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
29 University of Houston Houston, TX
30 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
31 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
32 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
33 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
34 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
35 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
36 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ

Civil Engineering by Region

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

One of 38 majors within the Engineering area of study, Civil Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37,343
Electrical Engineering 17,946
Chemical Engineering 11,423
Computer Engineering 10,704
Biomedical Engineering 7,921

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Master Sgt. Roger Parsons.

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