Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as Randall Akiona, John Allen, Adrian Ricardo Archilla, Roger Babcock, Olga Boric-Lubecke, and Horst Brandes.
Environmental Engineering students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 640 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $68,040. Environmental engineers in this area earn $87,570/yr and there are 200 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by environmental engineers, and 1/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($15,952/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest, reported at only $10,275/yr.