Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two environmental engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Florida such as John Abbitt, Elif Akcali, Dionne Aleman, Damon Allen, John Ambrose, and Nagaraj Arakere.
Environmental Engineering students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 370 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $51,220. Environmental engineers in this area earn $76,500/yr and there are 340 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by environmental engineers, and 1/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stetson University comes out as the most expensive ($19,777/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|