Best civil engineering master's programs in North Carolina

A master’s degree in civil engineering can qualify you for corporate research and development roles as well as accelerating career advancement. Earnings with a graduate civil engineering degree average $9,471 more than with a bachelor’s alone. For those looking to fast-track to leadership positions, teach engineering, or continue on to a Ph.D., this degree may be essential. Find the top civil engineering master's programs below.

Our master’s in civil engineering rankings cover 65 of the 158 universities available, accounting for 69% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $77,833.

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#1 in North Carolina | #18 in Civil Engineering nationally

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.27

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $86,459

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $929

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,751

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.27

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in North Carolina | #46 in Civil Engineering nationally

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.42

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $73,734

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,319

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $28,830

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.39

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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How long does it take to pay down debt in civil engineering in North Carolina?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in civil engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in civil engineering earn in North Carolina?

Salary

$86,459

The median master's degree in civil engineering graduate earns $86,459 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in civil engineering cost in North Carolina?

Net cost

$16,057

The average annual cost of a master's degree in civil engineering is $16,057. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.