Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. Emory University, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia.
Environmental Engineering students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 1,000 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $60,690. Environmental engineers in this area earn $80,650/yr and there are 1,100 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by environmental engineers, and 0/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Atlanta, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|