The number of states with a civil engineering degree has been increasing since the late 1990s, and many are now offering one or more bachelor’s degrees.
This infographic details which states offer the best bachelor’s degree options in the U.S.
States that have a civil engineer workforce tend to have lower unemployment rates, more robust economies, and better healthcare coverage, according to the National Association of State Civil Engineers.
In fact, states with the most civil engineers in the country also have lower poverty rates, higher average wages, and have more educated residents, according a 2015 survey by the nonprofit.
But many states have their own challenges when it comes to training and retaining employees.
Some states are already starting to offer their own workforce development programs, while others are offering online training to employees who want to pursue a degree.
Here are some of the best states for civil engineers:California: More than 40,000 people have a bachelor’s in civil engineering in the state, according the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which tracks the profession.
More than 3,000 are currently working as engineers.
New York: More residents in the Garden State earn a bachelor of science degree than any other state, including Washington, D.C. New York has the highest median household income in the nation, at $75,848.
And the state has more than half of its civil engineers enrolled in a workforce development program.
Washington, D: More people in the Capital State earn degrees in civil engineers than any state except Texas.
That’s partly because Washington is more expensive to educate, but also because many residents choose to earn their bachelor’s from public schools.
The state is also one of the least educated in the union.
New Yorkers spend about half their college years in a community college, and the national average is 32 percent.
Texas has the lowest graduation rate among states with more than 50,000 residents, but its graduates are much more likely to become teachers, construction workers, and nurses.
Connecticut: More citizens earn a degree in civil engineer than any of the states in the Northeastern U.P.T.U.D.S.: More than 80 percent of Connecticut residents earn a Bachelor of Science degree, according TOEFL, which has tracked the profession since 1993.
Connecticut also has the most public school educated residents in America.
More people earn a master’s degree in Civil Engineering in Connecticut than any major U.N. city, according ToEFL.
And nearly half of the state’s residents work as engineers, including about 1 in 5 in Connecticut.
New Orleans, which is one of America’s wealthiest cities, has a much higher percentage of residents with a bachelor in Civil Engineers and its highest unemployment rate, according data from the New Orleans Public School District.
Hawaii: The state’s Civil Engineering graduates have an average of more than six years of experience and more than twice the average for all U.W.S.-certified civil engineers, according one study by the UW-Hawaii School of Management.
The state has a large population of immigrants and the most foreign-born residents in North America.
The U. of Hawaii has one of only two U.M.L.
S-certified engineering programs.
Massachusetts: Massachusetts has the nation’s third highest average salary for a bachelor degree, at just over $84,000.
Massachusetts also has among the lowest poverty rates in the United States, at 5.6 percent.
The city has the third highest median income for a family of four in the world, and about 4.7 percent of its residents have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered its Civil Engineering curriculum online for nearly a decade, and is the only public university in the Northeast to offer it as an elective.
The university also has an online program for employees who may want to obtain a civil engineers degree.
New Jersey: The State of New Jersey has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the US among those with a college degree, but the state also has one the highest numbers of workers in the workforce with a Bachelor degree or more, according TSE.
New Jersey is also home to some of Americas most successful public and private employers.
The top four employers in New Jersey are Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs.
The Garden State also has a very low percentage of its workforce with an associate’s degree or higher, according state data from 2012.
The Garden State’s graduation rate is also lower than that of the nation.
Rhode Island has the fifth-highest percentage of graduates in the top 5 percent of earners in the American labor force.
The Rhode Island School of Engineering offers a three-year bachelor’s program, but it is open only to students with an Associate’s degree.
The school also offers a master of science in Civil Engineer programs, which have a 3.9-percent graduation rate.
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, also has more residents than any American city with a Civil Engineering