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2021 Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in Illinois

6 Colleges
442 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,561 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Civil Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in IllinoisWith 442 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, civil engineering is the #41 most popular major in Illinois. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.0% of all the civil eng bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans in Illinois ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 Illinois

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

Best Civil Engineering Schools for Veterans

Illinois Institute of Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Chicago, Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Illinois Tech not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Illinois list.

Our most recent data shows that 64 of the 6,753 students enrolled at Illinois Tech were GI Bill® students, of which 45 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,909. To help with additional expenses, 10 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Illinois Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UIC is a very large public school located in the city of Chicago. UIC also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Illinois rankings.

Of the 31,683 students enrolled at UIC, 489 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 272 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,722. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UIUC has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Illinois ranking.

Of the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC, 500 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Bradley University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Peoria, Bradley is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Bradley has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Illinois ranking.

According to our most recent data, Bradley supports 5,882 students, and 95 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 69 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,425. In addition to receiving other benefits, 9 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Bradley does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Edwardsville. SIUE also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Illinois rankings.

Of the 13,281 students enrolled at SIUE, 664 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 307 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,287. SIUE does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUC is a large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. SIUC also made our Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Illinois list, coming in at #6.

Among the 12,817 students enrolled at SIUC, 594 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 304 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,645. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Vets Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 281
Ohio 532
Indiana 336
Wisconsin 303

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 968
Electrical Engineering 606
Computer Engineering 521
Chemical Engineering 303
Industrial Engineering 282

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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