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Job growth

With aging infrastructure and rising water needs, as well as pressing global-scale environmental issues, the demand for civil and environmental engineers is expected to skyrocket in coming years. Below are a few statistics that forecast considerable job growth:

  • 20% increase in demand for civil engineers by 2022*
  • 650 civil engineer positions expected to be added per year in Washington state, more than any other engineering discipline*
  • 12% job growth for environmental engineers by 2024, more than the average for all occupations*

* Bureau of Labor Statistics

Undergraduate program

  • UW Engineering ranked #21 best overall undergraduate program and #18 for civil engineering, U.S. News & World Report
  • 90% retention rate of students (upper-division admission)
  • 161 undergraduate degrees awarded in 2019–2020  (135 BSCE and 26 BSENVE)
Enrollment  (autumn 2019, census day) 382
Women 32%
Underrepresented minorities 10%
Transfer students 26%
Washington State residents 83%
International students 6%

Graduate program

  • UW Engineering ranked #22 best overall graduate school, U.S. News & World Report
  • UW CEE ranked #20 best graduate school for civil engineering and #25 best graduate school for environmental engineering for 2020, U.S. News & World Report
  • 185 graduate degrees awarded in 2019–2020
Enrollment  (autumn 2019, census day) 422
Women 38%
Underrepresented minorities 8%
International students 28%
Online students 29%


To meet the demand for civil and environmental engineers, the department has recruited faculty members from top schools and research institutions. 

  • 47 core faculty
  • 9 adjunct faculty
  • 78 affiliate faculty

Degree and professional programs

Additional information about the degree programs can be found on UW General Catalog for CEE.