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2020 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Wisconsin

Civil Engineering is a popular major and Wisconsin is the 17th most popular state for students studying this major. 387 of the 21,299 Civil Engineering diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Wisconsin. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Wisconsin ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Civil Engineering students in Wisconsin.

Choosing a Great Civil Engineering School

Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Wisconsin Your choice of civil engineering school matters. Important measures of a quality civil eng program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Graduates Earn More After College

Civil Engineering graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A civil engineering bachelors degree from a school in Wisconsin helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $59,675 a couple years later.

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

Best Schools to Study Civil Engineering in Wisconsin

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study civil engineering.

Best Civil Eng Colleges in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the best schools in the United States for civil engineering. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison.

For those interested in something more advanced, Wisconsin also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. University of Wisconsin - Madison civil engineering majors make $4,725 more than the average civil eng grad.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

It is hard to beat Marquette University if you wish to pursue civil engineering as a major. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

For those interested in something more advanced, Marquette also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students usually make an average of $61,600 in the first five years of their career.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a Civil Engineering major. UW - Platteville is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Platteville.

After getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students usually earn an average of $58,200 in the first five years of their career.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is one of the best schools in the United States for civil engineering. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

Grads of the civil eng program report average early career earnings of $54,500.

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Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 318 785
Michigan 316 509
Illinois 306 897
Indiana 291 413

Civil Engineering is one of 38 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Electrical Engineering 31,993
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729
Biomedical Engineering 11,483

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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.

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