Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has three environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Denver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Denver such as Dan Armentrout, Mark Baldwin, Ronald Delyser, Gerald Edelstein, Jerry Edelstein, and Peter Laz.
Environmental Engineering students from Denver 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 1,280 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $72,890. Environmental engineers in this area earn $86,100/yr and there are 790 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by environmental engineers, and 1/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 3 environmental engineering schools in Denver, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Metropolitan State College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $11,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|