Des Moines, IA (population: 200,202) has one environmental engineering school within its city limits. Drake University has a total student population of 5,653. It is the 1239th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Environmental Engineering students from Des Moines 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 Des Moines-West Des Moines area alone, there are 120 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $65,610. Environmental engineers in this area earn $72,810/yr and there are 90 employed.
Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Des Moines are held by environmental engineers, and 0/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University ends up costing a student $23,091/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Moines|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||88.8 miles|