Illinois contains nineteen schools that offer environmental engineering programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking environmental engineering school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 environmental engineering schools in Illinois, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College as the lowest recorded at only $5,604/yr.
Environmental Engineering students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 1,930 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average yearly salary of $73,800. Environmental engineers in this state earn $76,830/yr and there are 1,890 employed.
Also, within the environmental engineering schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from environmental engineering, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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