Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Alaska Anchorage, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 17,276. It is the 511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alaska (#1 is University of Alaska Fairbanks). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Anchorage, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Alaska Anchorage such as Osama Abaza, Muhammad Ali, Grant Baker, Kerry Barnes, John Bean, and Brian Bennett.
Environmental Engineering students from Anchorage schools who go on to become environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental specialists, environmental protection specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 50,610 people working as environmental engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,750. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Anchorage area alone, there are 410 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $68,550. Environmental engineers in this area earn $82,500/yr and there are 190 employed.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Anchorage are held by environmental engineers, and 2/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Anchorage, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of Alaska Anchorage as the lowest, reported at only $12,399/yr.
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