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2021 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Ohio

Civil Engineering is a popular major and Ohio is the 8th most popular state for students studying this major. 728 of the 21,795 Civil Engineering degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Ohio. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Ohio ranking analyzed 9 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Civil Engineering students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great Civil Engineering School

Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Ohio The civil eng program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A civil engineering degree from colleges on this list typically translates into above average wages after graduation. Recent civil engineering graduates from Ohio colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $57,256 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Civil Engineering students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other civil engineering students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized civil engineering related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Civil Engineering students in Ohio.

Best Schools to Study Civil Engineering in Ohio

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a Civil Engineering degree.

Best Civil Eng Colleges in Ohio

It is hard to beat Ohio State University - Main Campus if you want to study civil engineering. Located in the city Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career income of $58,800.

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Any student who is interested in civil engineering has to take a look at Ohio Northern University. Located in the fringe town Ada, ONU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Ohio Northern University civil engineering majors make $5,544 more than the average civil eng graduate.

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It is hard to beat University of Cincinnati - Main Campus if you want to study civil engineering. Located in the large city Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a very large student population.

Civil Engineering graduates from University of Cincinnati - Main Campus get a earnings boost of about $4,644 above the average income of civil engineering graduates.

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University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

It is difficult to beat University of Dayton if you want to study civil engineering. U of Dayton is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Dayton.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students generally earn about $59,200 at the beginning of their careers.

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Located in the distant town Athens, Ohio U is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who complete this degree report average early career income of $55,200.

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Located in the city Cleveland, Cleveland State University is a public college with a large student population.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students typically earn around $52,000 in their early careers.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

Located in the city Toledo, University of Toledo is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students typically make around $57,100 in their early careers.

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Located in the city Akron, University of Akron Main Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the civil eng program earn around $57,600 for their early career.

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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

Located in the small city Youngstown, Youngstown State University is a public school with a large student population.

Soon after graduating, civil eng students usually make about $50,700 in the first five years of their career.

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Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 444
Illinois 299 921
Indiana 283 453
Wisconsin 267 395

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

Majors Similar to Civil Eng

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 2,231
Electrical Engineering 1,364
Chemical Engineering 1,004
Computer Engineering 906
Biomedical Engineering 551

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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