Baton Rouge, LA (population: 221,091) has three environmental engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 11,464. It is the 60th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Louisiana. To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Baton Rouge, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Tulane University of Louisiana such as Nicholas J Altiero, Kirk Bundy, Kay C. Dee, Donald Gaver, John Grubbs, and Ho-Hoon Lee.
Environmental Engineering students from Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge area alone, there are 840 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $54,170. Environmental engineers in this area earn $75,360/yr and there are 160 employed.
Baton Rouge lies in East Baton Rouge county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.435 out of every 1000 jobs in Baton Rouge are held by environmental engineers, and 2.290/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 3 environmental engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Baton Rouge, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of New Orleans as the lowest, reported at only $6,359/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baton Rouge|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||76.4 miles|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||98.8 miles|