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Pacific’s civil engineering program was ranked seventh in the U.S. based on median salary one year after graduation.

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Pacific’s civil engineering program ranks 7th in the U.S. for early-career salaries

Feb 12, 2020

University of the Pacific’s civil engineering program was ranked seventh on’s 25 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering 2020 list based on median salary one year after graduation.

The median salary for Pacific civil engineering graduates one year after graduation is $68,100, based on data collected from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. The ranking also shows that those graduates are career-ready.

“Our students succeed thanks to the tremendous efforts of our faculty, staff and the students themselves,” said Camilla Saviz, professor and chair of the civil engineering department. “We are incredibly lucky to also have engaged and supportive alumni and civil engineering community who help our students reach their goals.”

Pacific’s civil engineering program works to provide students with valuable academic, co-curricular and work experiences. The school’s cooperative education (CO-OP) program helps students find paid CO-OPs within the engineering industry, which helps them transition to their careers after graduation. At Pacific, CO-OP is integrated into students’ curriculum plans from beginning of their academic careers.

According to, 90% of student reviewers said their Pacific degree improved their career prospects and 100% said they would recommend Pacific to others.

“I was really intentional in crafting my own ‘Pacific Experience,’ whether it was studying civil engineering, minoring in a language, studying abroad or doing a CO-OP,” said Cheyenne Harris ’17, now a senior staff engineer at environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell. “I would encourage students to really make their education their own in order to maximize the opportunities available.”

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