Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Tucson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Arizona such as Ara Arabyan, Michael Arnold, Robert Arnold, Reid Bailey, Thomas Balsa, and Harry Barrett.
Environmental Engineering students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 140 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $53,820. Environmental engineers in this area earn $73,820/yr and there are 90 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by environmental engineers, and 0/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Tucson, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|