Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has ninety-one environmental engineering schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Environmental Engineering students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 80 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $52,040. Environmental engineers in this area earn $83,060/yr and there are 50 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.167 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by environmental engineers, and 0.276/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 91 environmental engineering schools with a 500-mile radius of Wichita, only 30 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Midwestern State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|